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Art Exhibit Opens at Mullin Automotive Museum

The Mullin Automotive Museum has opened its newest art exhibition highlighting the works of visual artist Keith Collins, the museum announced.

Collins, whose work explores the automotive realm, portraiture, music, sports and abstract genres, is showcasing 20 art pieces influenced by the Mullin Automotive Museum collection.

Titled “ArTexture,” the exhibit spotlights fine art tapestries, paintings and assemblage sculpture alongside the actual vehicles that inspired the very pieces. On display includes a painting capturing the Mullin’s 1935 Voisin Type C25 Aerodyne winning “Best of Show” at the 2011 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, as well as a painting of the Mullin’s 1936 Type 57SC Bugatti Atlantic and a woodcut of the 1934 Voisin Type C27 Aérosport.

“This collaboration perfectly illustrates my two passions: fine art and French cars,” said Peter Mullin, founder and CEO of the Mullin Automotive Museum. “I have long admired Keith’s work, and I am delighted to host his first standalone exhibit at the museum.”

Detailed tapestries of the collection’s 1939 Delahaye Type 165 and 1935 Hispano-Suiza J12 Cabriolet are also on display. Both tapestries demonstrate Collins’ various techniques in capturing color and shape.

“My process is similar to putting a jigsaw puzzle together, except I make my own pieces and reassemble them, all by hand,” said artist Keith Collins. “I’ve always been passionate about the beauty of the automobile, and I’m honored to display my work alongside the rolling sculptures at the Mullin.”

A.J. Hecht

A.J. Hecht is the managing editor of THE SHOP and host of the In Gear with THE SHOP podcast. Have an idea, a tip, or a question you’d like to see answered? Contact A.J. at ahecht@cahabamedia.com.

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