When I think of art cars, I envision a creative project with no re-sale value. A drive it 'til it drops personal statement.
Andy Saunders looked at one of Picasso's cubist portraits of Dora Maar and saw a cubist Citroen 2cv. His creative endeavor is more likely to sit on an art collector's pedestal, than rust along the curb in a tow zone.
Picasso's 1938 portrait of Dora Mar sold at auction in 2008 for $14.6 million.
(Not to be confused with the modern Citroen Picasso of which Saunders says, "I named it Picasso's Citroen and I think it is much better than the Citroen Picasso, which is a boring people carrier. I think I know which one Pablo would have preferred.")
Read the original article about the Andy Saunders Citroen 2cv: here
My post about the beautiful people of the Surma and Mursi tribes in the L'Omo Valley on the borders of Ethiopia, Kenya, and Sudan, who were photographed by Hans Silvester, is by far the favorite of StoryCulture's readers. I am happy to spread the news that Silvester's new book Natural Fashion: Tribal Decoration From Africa (which features these photographs) is available at amazon.com: click here for more information.
Just in case you missed it, you can view my initial story about the photographs here.
Silvester describes his mission, "what’s most important for me is saving, in some way, as much as possible of this truly living art, which is mobile, changing, subject to infinite variation, and whose constituent elements are simple and form a link between man and nature. It seems to me that our modern painting found the purpose of these elements, this simplicity, and used it as its foundation."
I'm happy to report that Hans Silvester has a new book featuring these photographs. The title is Natural Fashion: Tribal Decoration from Africa. It is available now at amazon.com HERE.
Hans Silvester published part one of this two book series in April 2007. It is Ethiopia: Peoples of the Omo Valley. The first volume of the deluxe two-volume set presents the everyday lives of the Omo people, their rituals, parades, children’s games, and even their battles. Silvester's text details his experience.
Learn more about Hans Silvester's time with the L'omo people at the Marlborough Gallery website HERE.