BMW Z4 M Coupe Art Car, Liquitex acrylic paint, Enamel
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Tribute, The Passenger Side Concept

Tribute's passenger side composition honors the design origins, artistic influences and contemporary experiences appropriate to the Studebaker Avanti. Starting at the rear it moves from the Avanti's origins in Palm Springs at Raymond Loewy's summer home through Riverside, Long Beach, LA and Hollywood.

The specific elements used are: Loewy House, The Riviera Hotel, The Coechella Valley Bank, Salton Sea North Shore Yacht Club, The Monkey Tree, The Chi Chi Room, Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, Sherman's, The Mission Inn, Mann's Chinese Theater, Hody's, The (Wilshire) Brown Derby, The Biltmore Hotel, Playboy Club LA, The Broadway, Griffith Observatory, The Hollywood Bowl. The Troubador, Musso-Frank's Grill, Cinerama Dome, Hollywood's Walk of Fame, Pink Pu$ycat, Los Angeles City Hall, Union Station, Capitol Records, Pantages, Pandora's Box, LAX, Lawrey's and the Victory Drive-In.

The concept continues onto the hood with a shift towards entertainment using elements from: El Rey, ABC's Vine St. Theater, Route 66, Pacific Ocean Park, NBC studios, CBS (referencing their first, animated, color TV logo), The Palladium, 2nd Street tunnel and the Miracle Mile sign. Like elements used on the Driver Side, these are mostly doubled and overlapped to form a complex composition of constant movement and energy. This compliments the Driver Side aethetically while contrasting its time of day and emphasis.

The roof and trunk on the Passenger Side largely incorporates design elements from Loewy's Palm Springs home, particularly the swimming pool. In addition to shadows cast from components of Loewy's home we find Ursula Andreas wearing the signature 1962 Dr. No bikini. The pool starts on the roof, flowing down to bisect the trunk between night and day. The trunk panel is painted to resemble a view through distorted privacy glass, itself used strategically by architect Albert Frey in the design of Lowey's home. The trunk composition is simultaneously a horizontal view across Loewy's back yard and a vertical view of it, while also serving to transition the Bonneville mountains from the Driver Side composition.