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Car Crash Sculptures

When we see sports cars violently wrapped around a pole, questions immediately start forming inside our heads. How did they find cars like this? Were they taken from real accidents?

German artist Dirk Skreber purchased tthe red Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder and black Hyundai Tiburon with the intention of smashing them. He found a vehicle-testing facility in Ohio and choreographed both accidents, before exhibiting them at the Saatchi Gallery in London.

“It was fun to do, awesome and super-intense,” says Skreber. “If you pass an accident and see a car like this, it's occupied by tragic thoughts for the people that would be involved, and you might see blood. This work gives you an opportunity to see the things like in a dream. It's clean and polished and abstract.”

Dirk Skreber on Saatchi Gallery
via [Amusing Planet], [This is London]

Eugene Kim

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