Take a look at this car decorated by graffiti artist Bean One. It is a Seat Ibiza Urban Mobil, shown at the FuoriSalone during Milan’s recent Design Week. Now, it is being auctioned off on eBay for a good cause: receipts will go to Shakira’s “Pies descalzos” charity, aimed at helping Colombian children who are victims of violence. The auction runs until July 11.
Update: Lucky winner elkle2 has won the car for Eur 10,550 – what a deal! Congratulations and enjoy this unique car.
I remarked elsewhere about how, over the last ten years or so, graffiti art seems to have converged with comics into a manga-inspired Peter Pan decoration style. And the décor of the car does not escape this aesthetically pleasing outcome. To me, the car is reminiscent of this mural by Japanese artist Chiho Aoshima “The Divine Fart”, commissioned by the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston for the large wall under the main staircase in the lobby. I took this picture with my cell phone – for some more professional images, see the Art Wall slide show that you can reach from this page.
It seems like since being first put on display, the work had is title changed to “The Divine Gas”.