Bill Powers

Bill thinks Michelle should have gone with the steamed-up window piece.

on Nov 30, 2011

Car culture and contemporary art go together like chocolate and peanut butter. Richard Prince, Matthew Barney, Josephine Meckseper, and John Chamberlain all have used actual car parts in their sculpture. Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Jeff Koons, and Frank Stella famously painted BMWs. Even beyond that though, could Robert Frank ever have shot his landmark book The Americans without automobiles? Art essayist Dave Hickey says some of his best writing is done (albeit in his head I gather) while driving down an open stretch of highway.