A true darling of contemporary art, the American artist Daniel Arsham has forged an inimitable language: that of erosion, ruin, the passing of time and history.
A great lover of cars, but also of archaeology, this native of Cleveland invites himself for an exhibition in the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles.
On the program? Life-size vehicles and other original creations, made with selenite, quartz, pyrite, volcanic ash, and amethysts, thus giving rise to the artist’s own aesthetic of erosion.
Among the lucky ones, a 1968 Ford Mustang, two Porsches from 1955 and 2022, and a 2018 Ferrari. Revisited by Arsham, these vehicles suggest journeys back and forth through history and time, blurring our visual historical boundaries.
“I am thrilled to share my work with the city of Los Angeles and its vast community of car enthusiasts,” said Arsham. “Automotive design is constantly evolving and this exhibition strives to reflect both its origins and its future.”
On view since the end of February, the exhibition also features posters called “Selenite Eroded BMW,” “Amethyst Eroded Porsche 911,” and “Ash and Pyrite Eroded Mustang,” vertical sculptures that also evoke the world of four wheels and those uncertain journeys through time.
Los Angeles – United States