Orig Car Culture Comic Art: CARtoons @ La Luz de Jesus 1/2017


CARtoons – The Art of America’s Car Culture
showing with Steve Rude – Nexus

January 6 – January 29, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, January 6th 8PM
La Luz de Jesus Gallery
4633 Hollywood Blvd,
Los Angeles, California 90027CARToons
www.laluzdejesus.com

CARtoons – The Art of America’s Car Culture
CARtoons magazine, the most popular and longest-running publication dedicated to automotive cartooning, proclaimed itself “the only humor magazine in the world for the lovers and owners of cars.” Produced in Los Angeles between 1959 and 1991, the magazine featured rollicking stories about hot-rods, drag-racing, muscle cars, makes and models from Chevys and Mustangs to Corvettes, and even imaginary and fantastic vehicles. CARtoons is a spirited documentation of American car culture over three decades.

This show is a reconstituted extension of the groundbreaking LACMA exhibition that just ended a six-month run in the Art of the Americas building, just upstairs from the Guilermo Del Toro: At Home with Monsters exhibition. This La Luz de Jesus Gallery presentation features even more original art by original CARtoons contributors alongside tribute paintings from some of the new contemporary scene’s most collectible names. These masters of automotive cartooning brought to life an array of recurring characters, inside jokes, and crazy cars. From original pencil and ink drawings to color proofs and original issues, the very best production art from the apex of the magazine’s three decades is offered for sale for the very first time.

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