Mullin Museum to Host Automotive Art Exhibit

The Mullin Automotive Museum will host a new 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, will showcase 20 art pieces influenced by the Mullin Automotive Museum collection, museum curators said.

Titled “ArTexture,” the exhibit will spotlight fine art tapestries, paintings and assemblage sculpture alongside the actual vehicles that inspired the pieces of art. On display include 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 will also be on display.

“My process is similar to putting a jigsaw puzzle together, except I make my own pieces and reassemble them, all by hand,” said 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.”

Collins specializes in large-scale fine art tapestries, oil paintings and industrial assemblage sculptures. His work, which explores the automotive, portraiture, music, sports and abstract genres, is created through a labor-intensive process that includes layering materials piece-by-piece by hand or sewing them together with vintage sewing machines, the artist said.

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