Famous artist Laurence Gartel has jumped into the art car game - again - by creating this one-off Ferrari F430 Scuderia.
The Ferrari 430 Scuderia is a lightweight, simple, limited-edition supercar that is one of the fastest Ferraris ever created and is known to be a piece of art on its own by car enthusiasts throughout the world. Seven-times World Champion Race Car Driver Michael Schumacher was involved in the Scuderia’s development which resulted in becoming a part of Ferrari history. The Scud is known to be priceless and still trades above its base sticker price since the demand exceeds supply and everyone wants to own the best of the best. Laurence Gartel now has created a one of a kind Ferrari 430 Scuderia that will be impossible for even for Ferrari to commission a clone.
According to the artist’s representatives, this particular F430 Scuderia’s value has jumped all the way to a cool $1 million because of Gartel’s work.
ARTIST GARTEL TRANSLATES A FERRARI SCUDERIA into a CANVAS.
Prior to the personal computer Laurence GARTEL broke all established methodologies when he explored electronic imaging known today as (Digital Media) in the early 70s while working on analog system computers. GARTEL set out to create new visual language through the adoption of technology in the art making process. GARTEL taught Andy Warhol how to use the Amiga Computer when he received the commission to produce the album cover for Debbie Harry (Blondie) in the 80s.
GARTEL's new psychedelic Scuderia (valued at close to a million dollars) becomes the latest of unique projects GARTEL's interest in SUPER CARS started several years ago and his exhibition "AUTO MOTION" based on the inspiration of the FERRARI automobile was first showcased at the Bob Rauschenberg Gallery at Edison State College in Ft. Myers, Florida. But the question asked is: "WHY paint a FERRARI? The answer is: "WHY NOT?" - Digitally of course.
Ever since the first cave paintings were discovered in France (40,000 BC) man has had an intellectual surge of artistic expression. Stained glass as a medium created in the Middle Ages gave birth to a new formula of artistic process. The idea of "unique surface" is something artists have sought after over time.
Some purists would say, "A Ferrari needs to be left well enough alone." That may be true, but when a collector has more than 10 of them, you can begin to see the options," states GARTEL. "Artistic and cultural minds change our thought process," declares GARTEL. Imagine if there was no Frank Gehry? Architecture would be dull in our contemporary environment. "So I tip my hat to Enzo Ferrari for having real vision in the automotive world. – It is about to evolve into a prophetic significance."
"A master artist is one that does not accept society's rules." "We have seen break out artists such as Dali in surrealism and Warhol in pop culture. GARTEL brought us the Digital Art Movement almost single-handedly," states the CEO of ArtFellas LLC , the initiator and main sponsor of the "Ferrari 430 Scuderia into a Canvas" project. "The internet, comes first," it is the Media and the Medium. You will be able to watch this event online on http://artfellas.tv in live streaming which is the new dedicated section of Artfellas.com - The Art Social Network. If Marshall McLuhan's statement "The medium is the message" were ever true, GARTEL's art speaks volumes. "That is why his art is going live on our page. We will witness GARTEL's creation of the Scuderia literally unfolding on our pages. In the meantime, people should look out for GARTEL's ART SCUDERIA surprising onlookers on the streets of Miami. - Tune in Below! - )
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