Monday, July 5, 2010

Jury is Out on Damien Hirst Design Audu A1



british artist damien hirst designed an audi AI for sir elton john's AIDS foundation (EJAF)white tie and tiara ball, which the musician and his partner david furnish host each yearat their old windsor residence. german auto company audi sponsored the car for the auction,making it the eighth consecutive year that the company has supported the AIDS charity event.this year, hirst's AI was auctioned off for 420 000 euros.

'that’s the most exciting object we’ve ever had on auction at the white tie. damien hirstis considered one of great britain’s most important modern artists, and his works have earned record sums at sotheby’s.' - sir elton john

hirst spin painted the completely drivable glossy candyfloss pink A1 in his studio in
gloucestershire, england, specifically for the white tie and tiara auction. the car was auctioned together with a 1.80-meter high spin painting on canvas, which hirst created at the same time.

The comments on designboom.com seem to indicate I am not the only one that is just not sure if it does justice to the car and the brand.
http://www.designboom.com/weblog/cat/10/view/10667/damien-hirst-designs-audi-ai-for-charity.html