Petersen Museum showcases the best of Italy

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“Sculpture in Motion: Masterpieces of Italian Design”

Pictures by Zoran Segina

GALLERY—Running through February 3, 2013, the Petersen Museum presents “Sculpture in Motion: Masterpieces of Italian Design.” The exhibit explores the many ways in which Italian coachbuilders and manufacturers have contributed to the evolution of the automobile—from a collection of disorganized parts, to a single, visually appealing unit. The country that gave the world Michelangelo and Botticelli also gave it the designers responsible for the exotic and inspired automobiles we have now come to expect from Italy. Editor-at-Large Zoran Segina attended the media preview and captured the sculptures in single-lens reflex splendor.

Among the sculptures on exhibit:
• 1932 Ford Cabriolet by Pininfarina
• 1934 Lancia Dilambda Tourer by Viotti
• 1947 Cisitalia 202 Coupe by Pininfarina
• 1948 Alfa-Romeo 6C2500 coupe by Touring
• 1952 Fiat 8V “Supersonic” coupe by Ghia
• 1953 Stanguellini coupe by Bertone
• 1953 Nash Healey roadster by Pininfarina
• 1953 Cadillac Series 62 coupe by Ghia
• 1956 Ferrari 250 TR roadster by ScagliettI
• 1956 Alfa-Romeo 1900 coupe by Zagato
• 1959 Ferrari coupe by Pininfarina
• 1967 Ghia 450SS convertible coupe
• 1970 Maserati quattroporte by Frua
• 1970 Lancia Stratos Zero by Bertone
• 1981 DeLorean Gullwing coupe (Italdesign)
• 1991 Cadillac Allante roadster (Pininfarina)
• 2006 Alfa-Romeo 8C coupe (Pininfarina)

Some of the vehicles in the exhibition will change over the course of the year to allow the Museum to tell even more of the Italian story.

Petersen Automotive Museum
6060 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036

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Petersen Museum showcases the best of Italy

  1. Robin Otto Says:

    Seeing these images of the Villa d’Este Alfa brought back memories of when I owned this actual car between 1988 and 1993.It was matted red when I acquired it and seeing it in a basement garage for the first time was,for me,the most exciting motoring experience.Couldn’t sleep till it arrived back in England.

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