Okay, maybe we’re not the most artsy types around, but we’re sure many do appreciate this piece. A Cadillac encased in concrete has recently been rediscovered, and found to be a major work of art by artist Wolf Vostell in 1970.
According to DNA Info, Vostell’s piece was the first commissioned artwork by Museum of Contemporary Art, and it’s in the process of being restored by the University of Chicago.
Vostell poured 16-tons of concrete over a 1957 Cadillac, letting it sit for months in a parking lot, hardening and encasing the car, dubbing it “Concrete Traffic.” The car sat in the parking lot until it was rediscovered by the university in 2008, and has since undergone restoration.
For now, the university is looking into setting it back where it was as a temporary show piece until it finds room on campus to display it properly.
Welcome home, Concrete Traffic. However, we’re more interested to see how the concrete preserved the Cadillac after all these years, rather than seeing it filled in with concrete once more.