Nicole and I went the Dumbo Arts Fair today, which was awesome. My favorite thing that I saw all day was a sculpture by artist David Baskin, entitled Jag, which is a hot pink leather-covered, foam sculpture modeled from the body of a 1968 Jaguar car. It was so cool! Here is what David says about the sculpture, from his website:
Perhaps more than any other industrial product of modern times, it is the car that has profoundly influenced our environment and ourselves. It is not only responsible for getting us from point A to point B, but speaks of who we are, what we desire, and our social standing in society. As the ‘Big Three’ American automakers struggle to survive, it will be interesting to witness how the evolutionary process of the free market and the environment will influence the future of the automobile. One thing is for certain, however, the consumer will still be the target for speed, style, and status.
This project addresses the fetishistic aspect of cars and car culture by transforming the original body design of a 1968 Jaguar E-Type into an eroticized zoomorphic entity. A mold was made directly from the vehicle and the sculpture consists of urethane foam with an upholstered leather skin, the interior externalized, and reflects a taxidermist animal display.
More pictures are available at This Link.