Art Drive @ ICA

It is a case of so much to do, so little time for me right now, and with the London 2012 festival I really have been spoilt for choice when the odd free moment arises. However, I did manage to catch a glimpse of the ICA’s art drive at Great Eastern Street Car Park, although it closes tomorrow, it really is a special treat!

On display are 16 BMW’s which have been completely repainted by artists ranging from David Hockney to Esther Mahlango. Being a pop art fanatic, the floor filled by Warhol, Lichtenstein and Rauschenberg really stood out for me, particulary Rauschenberg, whose photographic transfers of Ingres painting stood out among the bright colours of artists like Jeff Koons and Sandro Chia.

For those who are around the Shoreditch area tomorrow, I strongly suggest that you take the chance to see the cars before they move to a new car park else where.


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Lizzy Vartanian Collier is a London-based writer with a special interest in contemporary Middle Eastern Art. She has a BA in Art History and an MA in Contemporary Art and Art Theory of Asia and Africa from the School of Oriental and African Studies. She runs the Gallery Girl blog and has written for After Nyne, Arteviste, Canvas Magazine, Harper's Bazaar Arabia, Ibraaz, Jdeed Magazine, ReOrient and Suitcase Magazine. Lizzy is also curator of Arab Women Artists Now - AWAN 2018 (London).

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