Car and canvas

1439 x 2126 x 4514 mmwidth includes mirrors (1787 excluding mirrors)


The idea for this artwork was to completely wrap a car in canvas and allow it to become a painting by exposing it to the elements. Over the course of its journeys, the car would become marked with dust particles, exhaust fumes, mud, and other accidental or weather-induced stains.

The car was unveiled as part of the Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair in June, where Gavin also sold a unique edition of 50 pieces called Emission Edition. The pieces were created by holding a canvas against an exhaust pipe and then accelerating, the soot from the exhaust leaving a unique mark on each canvas.