1953 Volkswagen Beetle Crunched Into a Shiny Sphere

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1953 Volkswagen Beetle Crunched Into a Shiny Sphere

Postby DaFoxx » Sat Jun 01, 2013 6:43 pm

http://mashable.com/2013/06/01/noor-volkswagen-art/

found this - in particular the third comment had me ROFL might not have actually LMFAO but was close to it

Look what Indonesian artist Ichwan Noor has done to a heap of car parts, a few scraps of aluminum and some carefully crafted pieces of polyester. This tightly compressed sphere resembles a brand-new 1953 Volkswagen Beetle that was somehow balled up into a globular mass of shiny yellow goodness.

Part of the Art Basel show that recently took place in Hong Kong, the artwork is a strong statement by Noor that's resonating worldwide. The obscure artist from Jakarta is hard to contact — we've been trying to find him so he can tell us how he made this unusual sculpture.

According to Hong Kong art site Juxtapose, Noor created this monstrous piece by "transforming, fusing and morphing" a vintage 1953 Volkswagen Beetle into this insane art installation.















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Re: 1953 Volkswagen Beetle Crunched Into a Shiny Sphere

Postby rapier57 » Sun Jun 02, 2013 6:05 pm

But, is it art?

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Re: 1953 Volkswagen Beetle Crunched Into a Shiny Sphere

Postby DaFoxx » Sun Jun 02, 2013 7:57 pm

rapier57 wrote:But, is it art??

I suppose that if some dickwad with more money than sense pays million sfor it, they will INSIST it IS art
to me, just looks like a squashed car, and the artistry, if any, is in the design of the auto itself, so step forward and take a bow Herr Hitler :P
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Re: 1953 Volkswagen Beetle Crunched Into a Shiny Sphere

Postby Aspman » Mon Jun 03, 2013 9:07 pm

Good, they were shit cars really.
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Re: 1953 Volkswagen Beetle Crunched Into a Shiny Sphere

Postby rapier57 » Tue Jun 04, 2013 4:38 am

Can't tell you how many of those VW engines I overhauled. They may have been crap cars, but you just couldn't kill them. I'd get one and resurrect it cheaply and it would run faithfully for someone for a long time. 'Course, those were the pre-SuperBeetle models.

Couldn't get the kids interested in maintenance of the VW's though (check oil, check tires, etc.). Daughter ran hers without oil until engine seized (not long). That's when I gave up.
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Re: 1953 Volkswagen Beetle Crunched Into a Shiny Sphere

Postby Egaladeist » Wed Jun 05, 2013 4:03 am

Had a buddy of mine from years ago who had a farm filled with old vw's, built his own plane and used the vw's for parts
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