The automotive art of Lamborghini meets Skyler Grey's iconographic pop style at the Lamborghini display at Monterey Car Week in California.
Automobili Lamborghini presents a unique Aventador S interpreted by the art of Skyler Grey, the young American artist considered the rising star of world street art.
Skyler Grey was named in the 2017 Forbes '30 under 30' list of most influential artists worldwide The one-off Aventador S by Skyler Grey symbolises the fusion of two artistic concepts. On one hand, the automotive art of Lamborghini where the unique design form, characterised by taut lines, three-dimensional volumes, and geometries and stylistic elements of the past is combined with ground breaking technological solutions. On the other hand, the art of Skyler Grey.
The 19-year old Skyler has been called the 'Fresh Prince of Street Art' and his iconographic pop style has often brought him comparisons to artists the likes of Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, and Jean-Michel Basquiat. He is the youngest artist to have his work exhibited in museums and international art fairs, and was named in the 2017 Forbes '30 under 30' list of most influential artists worldwide.
The Aventador S art car was painted in the new Lamborghini paint shop just recently inaugurated in Sant'Agata Bolognese Delivered to the artist as if it were a blank canvas, the car was painted in the new Lamborghini paint shop just recently inaugurated in Sant'Agata Bolognese.
The creative process, which lasted nearly a year, was carried out in collaboration with an inter-functional team of technologists and specialists in painting, logistics, assembly and quality, who were involved in the project from the feasibility phase right through the production process. Despite the high level of complexity of the work, the support of the team has brought to life the first street-legal work of art on four wheels.
Skyler Grey used the main techniques of street art, including airbrushes, spray guns, rollers and stencils, to personalise the car body in his typical pop style in orange and yellow. The orange base colour, Arancio Atlas, was the canvas on which Grey expressed all his creativity in interpreting the Lamborghini trademark. The exterior parts are enlivened with bold, irregular brushstrokes in yellow, dark orange and white, interspersed with splashes of colour and paint dripped onto the surface using a drip painting technique.
The stylised images of bulls running from a Campbell's soup can a popular referance to Warhol's most famous work The body, thus characterised by the alternating of three colours, was then animated by stylised images of bulls running along the side, depicted emerging from the air intakes in a race and from the iconic Campbell's soup can, as a reference to Warhol's 32 Campbell’s Soup Cans.
Like at the bottom of any artist's canvas, Skyler Grey's signature appears on the bodywork accompanied by the unmistakable lightning bolt above his name, confirming the authenticity and uniqueness of this work of art.
The interiors, in Nero Ade black leather with contrasting orange stitching, are personalised on the rear panel with an embroidered image of a cartoon bull, situated between spots of coloured paint with a splash effect. The artist's design for the bull was entrusted to the artistic embroidery skills of Lamborghini's upholstery specialists.
The Aventador S by Skyler Grey is on display from 15 to 18 August 2019 at The Lamborghini Lounge Monterey, a ocean-view villa in an exclusive and privileged position, situated at the famous 18th hole of the Pebble Beach Golf Course in Monterey.