21Country: ‘LUSTER’ Art Exhibit Showcases Realism, Hyperrealism Paintings of Classic Cars and Motorcycles

ABC News WPTA21 Fort Wayne, IN

The Luster Collection is on Exhibit through January 15th, 2023 at the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum

What an amazing honor it is to show a selection of my motorcycle paintings at the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum, and even more so to share my art with the Indiana automotive and art communities.

ABC WPTA 21 just shared their story on the LUSTER Exhibition by 21Country Producer Daniel Beals. “21Country: ‘LUSTER’ Art Exhibit Showcases Realism, Hyperrealism Paintings of Classic Cars and Motorcycles” at wpta21.com/2022/06/21/21country-luster-art…

AUBURN, Ind. (WPTA21) – A nationwide art exhibit is spending the next several months on display at the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum. And it’s already drawn quite an audience after opening in June — including an art collector, a featured artist, and a retired Indy 500 race car driverLUSTER: Realism and Hyperrealism in Contemporary Automobile and Motorcycle Painting can be found primarily on the second and third floors of the historic Auburn building.

“There are over 50 different works of art on canvas, that you’re going to see throughout the museum,” Executive Director Brandon Anderson explained. Fifteen unique artists contributed their works for the traveling gallery. Anderson’s favorite piece is by late painter Kris Preslan, of Lake Oswego, Oregon. She created “Cars I’ll Never Own, #15… Auburn” inside the museum. It’s a Cord 812 Supercharged with the iconic museum windows, and the city’s name reflected above one of the tires. “Art is multi-faceted — so are the automobiles,” he said. “We’re not just a garage of cars, we’re something completely different. You’re stepping into the time period of the Auburn Automobile Company in the roaring 1920s, in one of the grandest Art Deco buildings in the midwest.”

source: wpta21.com/2022/06/21/21country-luster-art

Also featured in the WPTA21 interview are Brandon Anderson of the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum, art collector Mark McAlister with Future Star Racing, and INDY 500 winner Al Unser, Jr.

"It just blows me away that somebody can start with just a canvas and then make it into these beautiful artworks, and A.D. is brilliant at doing that!"

Special thanks to Luster curator David J. Wagner, Daniel Beals at ABC WPTA21, and my dear collectors who have graciously loaned their artworks, from their walls to the walls of museums for many to enjoy as part of the national tour.

Photo by Brandon Anderson. Used by permission.

Stay tuned for my post with miles of great museum tour shots, unique cars, and exhibition pics.

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