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High Art of Riding Low: Car street art merges with museum works

2017-07-04 13:08

Images: AP / Jae C Hong

Los Angeles — Lowrider cars these days are far more than tricked-out automobiles with gravity-challenged rear suspensions and ear-rattling exhaust systems that seem to cry out for cops to ticket the drivers.

In their finest format, they have morphed into museum-quality works of art, appearing in shows around the world.

'High Art of Riding Low'

Lowrider historian Denise Sandoval says these elaborately painted automobiles have done more than just that, however. They've also inspired a genre of pop art involving artists working on canvas, in sculpture and other media.

Sandoval strives to bring that movement to light with "The High Art of Riding Low," an exhibition of lowrider cars and lowrider-inspired art she's curating at Los Angeles' Petersen Automotive Museum.

The exhibition opened Monday. It runs until June 2018.

                                                                           Image: AP / Jae. C Hong

                                                                       Image: AP / Jae. C Hong

 Image: AP / Jae. C Hong

 

 Image: AP / Jae. C Hong

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