Share in Corvette’s 70th Anniversary

Announcing a spectacular opportunity to celebrate America’s Sports Car through two exclusive original artworks to be unveiled and prominently displayed at the National Corvette Museum.


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Corvette Diptych Artwork Scale

APRIL 2023 // The National Corvette Museum has invited Las Vegas Artist A.D. Cook to create a unique Corvette artwork for inclusion in the LUSTER: Realism And Hyperrealism In Contemporary Automobile and Motorcycle Paintings exposition scheduled to exhibit from March 14th through December 31st, 2024, in celebration of Corvette’s 70th Anniversary!

It was initially produced as a two-year tour, the LUSTER exhibition launched in March 2018 at the Museum Of Arts and Sciences, featuring 15 artists and 60 original artworks. Currently in its sixth year and at its 16th accredited Museum (The Dennos Museum Center), the LUSTER Exhibit has extended its tour for an additional year with the National Corvette Museum.

As a lifelong Corvette enthusiast, the Artist is honored and excited to create an original epic artwork celebrating America’s Sports Car for a special unveiling for LUSTER’s ten-month run at the National Corvette Museum in honor of Corvette’s exciting heritage and ongoing legacy.

For this, the Artist is creating two four-foot by five-foot paintings designed to be displayed as a diptych. Both images will ideally complement one another when hung side-by-side or can be shown separately. One canvas will showcase an original Polo White 1953 C1 to commemorate Corvette’s first year, with the second canvas depicting an ultra-modern 2023 Corvette Stingray C8 Z06 in arctic white. When displayed together, the two artworks pay tribute to Corvette’s 70th Anniversary.

The National Corvette Museum will prominently display the artworks within the Museum’s Gallery through 2024 as the centerpiece of the LUSTER Exhibition.

National Corvette Museum - Generations of Corvette up to 2011At the National Corvette Museum’s Premier Gala evening, the Artist will publicly unveil both paintings in a LUSTERious celebration of Corvette and the art it has inspired.

Each year, the National Corvette Museum receives 250,000 visitors. As a result, more people will experience these paintings first-hand during the exhibition’s ten-month run than most of the previous LUSTER museum stops combined, adding to the artwork’s exposure and provenance.

In addition, the Artist and the Museum’s marketing team will share the artwork throughout its creation via their social media channels and cross-promotion through local and national news sources and emails to the Museum’s 38,000 members.

In short, these paintings will be well-known within the Corvette community and their loyal fan base.

A.D. Cook with Painting and Lambo

THE BRICKYARD BULL (48” x 60”) by A.D. Cook at the Silo Auto Conservancy, Indianapolis, Indiana, 2021


To accomplish this project’s fullest potential, impact, and value for collector(s), the Artist is excited to offer both paintings for sale to a passionate collector.

This offering is a unique opportunity for a collector to acquire artwork of great significance with tremendous provenance and added value that increases with each day exhibited at the National Corvette Museum.

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AMERICA (48” x 60”) by A.D. Cook
Museum Of Arts And Sciences, Daytona Beach, Florida, 2018


CREATION Corvette painting by A.D. Cook, 2024


1953 Corvette
48" x 60", acrylic on canvas

EVOLUTION Corvette painting by A.D. Cook, 2024


2023 Corvette Stingray Z06
48" x 60", acrylic on canvas

  • Own an epic original one-of-a-kind painting with recorded provenance
  • A provenance video of the artwork’s creation hosted on the Artist’s website and played at the National Corvette Museum
  • Your inclusion or credit in the provenance video and organic social media
  • A notarized certificate of the artwork’s authenticity signed by the Artist
  • A one-year membership to the National Corvette Museum so you can visit your painting(s) whenever you like
  • The safe crating and shipping to your place of choice in early 2025 (Continental U.S. only)
Add MOMENTUM to your Collection

1953/1954 Corvette Painting, CREATION, 48″ x 60″, acrylic on canvas

2023 Corvette Painting, EVOLUTION, 48″ x 60″, acrylic on canvas

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About A.D. Cook

Featured Artist with the Luster Exhibition at The National Corvette Museum 2024

Forever an Artist, A.D. discovered his passion for art at an early age and has explored a variety of creative mediums, techniques, and subject matter over a lifetime.

The Artist has endeavored to create impactful artworks in realism and scale and began his art studies and career painting murals, first on school walls and later in large corporate offices and beautiful homes.

Artist A.D. Cook with Hollywood Video Mural, Lake Oswego, Oregon, 1991In the Spring of 1989, A.D. accepted a position with Hollywood Video to create dozens of large-scale hand-painted movie star and celebrity murals for the fast-growing retail giant.

After five years, A.D. moved on to form a successful graphic design and print management company in Portland, Oregon’s Pearl District, designing various packaging and print collateral for companies, primarily in the software, art products, and automotive aftermarket industries.

A.D. began producing realistic paintings of iconic American motorcycles and figurative art showcased in galleries, museums, and private collections during that period.

The Artist’s original paintings are featured in magazines and books as masterworks, and a selection of his motorcycle paintings is currently on a national art tour with the LUSTER Exhibition. In addition, he has displayed and sold in art galleries from Key West to Hawaii and has been a featured artist and speaker at ArtExpo Las Vegas and New York.

The Artist’s creative imagery bursts out of traditional art forms, leaving collectors marveling at his artwork’s power, beauty, and detail. The very nature of his art provides a lifetime of lasting enjoyment and increasing value for his collectors.

A.D. Cook resides in Las Vegas, Nevada, where he enjoys his time at the easel, creating epic bespoke artworks on canvas and metal.

INDIAN SUMMER by A.D. Cook featured at Museum of Art and Science

INDIAN SUMMER (48” x 36”) by A.D. Cook, LUSTER Exhibition at the Museum Of Arts And Sciences, Daytona Beach, Florida, 2018

Featured in Airbrush Action Magazine, Airbrush Magazine, American Art Collector, Aphrodisia, Aqua Cabana Magazine, Art & Beyond, Easyriders Magazine, Las Vegas City Life, Las Vegas Weekly, L’Vegue Magazine, ModelsMania Magazine, Quick Throttle, The Ultimate Airbrush Handbook, and Video Store Magazine.

Lustrous Corvette Celebration 2024

The Mission of the National Corvette Museum is to Celebrate the Corvette’s Invention and Preserve the Legendary Automobile’s Past, Present, and Future

LUSTERExhibition at The National Corvette Museum, 2024

Since 2018, the LUSTER Exhibition has been showcased in several major museums throughout the United States, including the Museum Of Arts and Sciences (MOAS), Dane G. Hansom Memorial Museum, the Maria V. Howard Arts Center, The Evelyn Burrow Museum, Saginaw Art Museum, Sangre De Cristo Arts & Conference Center, Haggin Museum, The Morris Museum of Art, The Michelle and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts, The Ella Carothers Dunnegan Gallery of Art, Art Museum of South Texas, at the Lyman Allyn Art Museum, the Museum of the Rockies, the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum, The Citadelle Art Museum, The Dennos Museum Center, and the San Angelo Museum Of Fine Arts.

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