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Pink Thing of The Day: Pink Pickup Truck Spring Centerpiece

pink pickup truck centerpiece photo by gail worley
Photo By Gail

Looking now at this Baby-Pink Toy Pickup Truck whose bed is filled with a cargo of pastel-colored eggs and tulips, it just seems so obvious that it should have been the week’s Pink Thing on Good Friday, but I wasn’t playing close enough attention. So, my bad — you get it two weeks later. Still in plenty of time for spring!

Photographed in the Front Window of TJ Maxx, Located on the Corner of West 57th Street and 8th Avenue in Manhattan.

Graffiti Car

graffiti car photo by gail worley
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At first glance, it may appear as if this car has been vandalized, but when you really examine it from all sides, it’s pretty obvious that it’s a work of mobile street art from the artist known as Mad Steez.

street art graffiti car photo by gail worley

This way, you can take the art wherever you go!

Modern Art Monday Presents: Claes Oldenburg, Profile Airflow

claes oldenburg profile airflow photo by gail worley
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When Claes Oldenburg was a child, he played with a toy version of the 1937 Chrysler Airflow, the first car designed according to aerodynamic principles. Profile Airflow (1969) was inspired in part by that memory. The artist, known for his soft sculptures based on everyday objects, wanted it to be “clear in color, transparent like a swimming pool, but have a consistency like flesh.”

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Pink Thing of The Day: Painting of Syd Barrett’s Pink Pontiac

duggie fields pink car painting photo by gail worley
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In this surreal painting by Duggie Fields, Pink Floyd’s original guitarist/singer/songwriter/acid-casualty Syd Barrett is seen leaning casually against the Pink Pontiac Parisenne that got from Mickey Finn, who became the bongo-player for T-Rex, after Syd swapped his Mini for it. Syd, however, didn’t have a clue what to do with this massive American car, and never drove it even once (though it reportedly didn’t work anyway).   Eventually, the car accumulated dust, parking tickets and legal notices and, finally, it was towed away. In it’s next life, the car can be seen in action in the 1970 British movie Entertaining Mr. Sloane, where it plays a major part and is featured prominently throughout the movie.

Photographed as Part of The Exhibit Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains at the Vogue Multicultural Museum in Hollywood, CA.

Eye On Design: Jaguar E-Type Roadster

jaguar e type roadster photo by gail worley
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The swooping teardrop shape of this classic roadster contributes to its aerodynamic efficiency. Capable of reaching sixty-two miles per hour in just over fifteen seconds, the E-Type (known in the United States as the XK-E) was the fastest large-production passenger car in the world  when it was introduced in 1961.

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