Wednesday 14 May 2014

Ute Tailgate Art

I haven't come across much worthwhile car art lately, so this example of Ute Tailgate Art posted on Art News Blog caught my interest (CLICK). It cleverly creates the optical illusion of a bound and gagged woman with a shovel laid across her body, apparently destined for murder and burial. It's caused ructions in Townsville, Australia, and the police were called in. They say there's nothing they can do about the offensive image, because there are no criminal laws against bad taste. Appalling joke in the worst possible taste or not, it's a terrific example of trompe l'oeil. I'd love to see more of the unknown artist's work.


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