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    $1.2 Million Artrod unveiled by artist Steven Vaughan – traditional art meets automotive art

    Steven Vaughan’s Artrod $1.2 Million reflects a traditional painter working in the field of automotive painting and bringing a little of each to the project.

    The 13 month labor intensive project is where a traditional painter had to overcome the way he would traditionally paint and adjust to painting on an automobile with its curves and lines running in every direction you can think of. It was a learning experience that traditional paints don’t work well with an automotive body and he had to make adjustments into the medium used to paint the vehicle with.

    It’s a combination yin and yang, a little traditional painting a little bit airbrush painting.

    The work was done on a modified Saab body with fins and yes, it’s street legal if you dare take a $1.2 million work of art out on the streets.

    Saab a well known manufacturer of automobiles also developed jet engines for war planes, so the Artrod was done as an anti-war statement about war, peace and power. The art features cowboys wearing gas masks, a hero holding on for life with WonderWoman, an angel shooting out of a gun while a clown looks on while they’re photographing the nuclear bomb test with the rear being an X, O and Marilyn Monroe giving a peace sign.

    The unveiling of Steven Vaughan’s Artrod was just before it headed for the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance this weekend.
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