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Friday, August 03, 2007

Trans-Am Apocalypse No. 2


Trans-Am Apocalypse No. 2 by John Scott (1993). Car with primer and latex paint, incised with text from the Book of Revelations of Saint John the Evangelist, fuzzy dice. [The National Gallery of Canada] John Scott is a past winner of a Governor General's Award in Visual and Media Arts in the category of painting in 2000.

from the display caption describing the sculpture/art car:
"The artist has carved the Book of Revelation (the Apocolypse) into the muscle car's entire surface in a graffiti-like style transforming it into a more contemporary mode of transport for the famous Four Horsemen. What more appropriate vehicle for their fearsome mission than a monument to heavy metal and rebellion? Scott's use of the iconic gas-guzzler builds upon his interest in masculine identity and its association with aggression. Cloaked in biblical metaphor, Trans-Am Apocalypse No. 2 suggests the ultimate consequence."

4 Comments:

Blogger CitySales.ca said...

That is most definitely the freakiest car I've seen so far this week.

Justin
Sales

Sunday, August 05, 2007 6:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whoever did that disgraced the "Trans Am" name.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008 10:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

@Anonymous, you are the disgrace and you are worthy of being violated by your kind; camouflage wearing diesel truck driving in the city rubes that will show your anus no mercy. You are the hick rube and the bell tolls for thee. Grow some appreciation, and maybe an ounce of liberal thought.
James

Thursday, June 02, 2011 9:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I viewed this at the confedration centre of the arts in charlottetown pei back in the mid 90's and all i have to say is, what a pile of work.

Friday, November 18, 2011 12:44:00 PM  

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