Normally, the idea of an art fair and autos don’t normally conjure the same idea, or even come to mind. Vauxhall changed this in 2014 when it decided to combine the two. Except this art fair involves artists selling their work out of the trunks of Vauxhalls and creating one-off pieces only available for the day.
The 2015 Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair, boot as in trunk if you aren’t hip on British lingo, will return after a successful 2014 where many pieces of art were auctioned off to thousands who waited in line to have a chance at a unique piece of art.
Vauxhall says a number of last year’s artists will be returning including Tracey Emin, True Rocks with Rachel Howard, Polly Morgan, Gavin Turk, Ben Eine, Pam Hogg, Bob and Roberta Smith, Marcus Harvey and Turps Banana and Kristijana Williams who return to sell limited edition pieces. New artists include Vic Reeves, Lisa Milroy, Dolores de Sade, Barry Reigate, Elli Popp and Holly Allan.
Each artist will create their own unique pieces during the day, but Vauxhall is handing off the bonnets of a few of its vehicles to a select few artists as a canvas for the creativity. These pieces will be auctioned off for charity throughout the day to a charity unspecified at the time.
Live music will also be present, setting the tone for this blend of modern and vintage automobilia and new-age art pieces.
Speaking about the upcoming event, Denis Chick, Director of Communications at Vauxhall Motors said, “The Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair has a special place in our event calendar, showcasing the best of British art and for one-day only, making it accessible to anyone and everyone. It also gives us a chance to ‘fire up’ our fabulous Vauxhall heritage fleet.
“Whether it’s the Victor Estate which cost £861 13s 1d in 1963, ‘droop snoot’ Firenza inspired by Concorde, or Viva HA which sold over 100,000 in only 10 months after its introduction, the cars on display take people down memory lane. People keep coming back for more and this year is set to be another rip-roaring art success, with some interesting announcements to come.”
The fair will open its doors June 14th, and will run from 12pm until 6pm for six hours packed of auctioning and creativity. Cost is merely £5 and tickets are sold at the door.