Artists take their show on the road with 'Wild Wheels'
By By John O'Dell
|Times Staff Writer|
Feb 05, 2003 | 12:00 AM
Artists through the centuries have emptied their souls onto everything from cave walls and ostrich eggs to boards and stretched canvas -- so why not onto cars, one of the most powerful symbols of progress, pollution, power and personality of contemporary times?
That last genre is called Art Cars, and a collection of the same, "Wild Wheels: Art for the Road," opens Saturday at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles.
The show, which will run through May 26, presents a dozen painted, sculpted or otherwise creatively adorned autos -- some still used regularly for daily transportation -- that demonstrate the range and variety of the Art Car phenomenon that began in the 1970s.
The Petersen is at 6060 Wilshire Blvd. and is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays. Admission: adults, $10; senior citizens and students, $5; children 5 to 12, $3.
For more information, call (323) 930-2277 or visit the museum's Web site, http://www.petersen.org.