Thursday, March 11, 2010

The Pipmobile

Pimp my ride? How about Pip my ride?

Perpetually parked outside Louisville's 21c Museum is the "Pipmobile", a 1995 Lincoln Towne Car stretch limousine completely encrusted from stem to stern with those little round globby pieces of glass you find at craft stores.

Why? Well, because it's art, man. Says so here. According to the artist's statement of creator Monica Mahoney, the gluing of the glass globs was done to make the car "resemble the interior of a pomegranate".

Alrighty then.

I've never seen the car actually being driven, but apparently you can rent the thing to have yourself chauffeured around in postmodern style - contact for availability and rates.


Ed said...

Neat looking car. I wish you could have got a shot with your camera that followed it from the hood back though if you know what I mean.

Jax Rhapsody said...

It does get driven. Hasn't been driven lately but last year it used to run around alot. It's always parked in plain sight for anyone who wants to walk up to it. It appears there is no concern of those glass beads being stolen. Who would do that anyway?