• Vintage 1953 Volkswagen Beetle Sculpted Into A Perfect Sphere
  • Posted 25 months ago by Jack Lowe · Art & Design · 17390 Views
  • Jakarta-based sculptor Ichwan Noor has managed to morph five vintage 1953 Volkswagen Beetles into a perfect spheres. The pieces were unveiled at this year's Art Basel, which is being hosted in China for the very first time, and were exhibited with the Mondecor Jakarta gallery, fetching up to $88,000 USD. The eye-catching sculptures are part of a larger series by Noor which sees various different vehicles each undergo the same process of being turned into a large ball, although the artist also works with other subjects including the anatomical form. The new Hong Kong location of Art Basel means that over half the galleries exhibiting at the fair have originated from Asia and Asia-Pacific, pushing hundreds of previously unknown artists into the international spotlight. "Events like Hong Kong Art Basel will provide him with the needed exposure," Jakarta-based director Monica Gunawan said. "He is quite well known in Jakarta, but not so much in the international art market."

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    • $80k? I reckon it's worth more as intact car.
    • Rob Posted 25 months ago · 62
    • don't think that's what art is generally about
    • D Posted 25 months ago · 69 Reply
    • If you will pay 80k for a 53 beetle ill find a few to sell ya
    • Jason Posted 25 months ago · 74 Reply
    • Inspired by that thing where you eat the biscuit part of a twix and roll the caramel into a ball.
    • Ash Posted 25 months ago · 83 Reply
    • What a waste of a beautiful piece of history...
    • Sam Posted 25 months ago · 70 Reply
    • Or a beautiful history of waste
    • marko Posted 25 months ago · 81 Reply
    • Thanks for using my photo — but as per Creative Commons licensing, it is somewhat of a requirement to provide attribution somewhere… :)
    • See-ming Lee Posted 21 months ago · 67 Reply