Exhibition: ‘Sensuous Steel: Art Deco Automobiles’ at The Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TN

Art Blart

Exhibition dates: 14th June – 15th September 2013


'Jordan Model Z Speedway Ace Roadster' 1930


Jordan Model Z Speedway Ace Roadster
Collection of Edmund J. Stecker Family Trust
Photograph © 2013 Peter Harholdt



OMG, OMG, OMG a bumper posting of car porn!

Some of these are just ravishing (my favourite is the Hispano-Suiza H6B Dubonnet “Xenia” Coupe, 1938) and the elegant, eloquent photography (including some wonderfully framed detail shots), highlights the sensuousness of these objects of desire. Also, notice the almost negligible rear view windows in most of the cars…

What happened to this kind of style detail in today’s cars?


Many thankx to The Frist Center for the Visual Arts for allowing me to publish the photographs in the posting. Please click on the photographs for a larger version of the image.



'Bugatti Type 46 Semi-profile Coupe' 1930


Bugatti Type 46 Semi-profile Coupe
Collection of Merle and Peter Mullin
Photograph © 2013 Peter…

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