As promised, I'll keep breaking you off with sweet previews of the customized Hot Wheels vans that will be displayed at our LA gallery on April 1st, for "TOYS!" This show will celebrate the childhood gems we cherished in our youth, as well as specifically celebrate the 40th anniversary of Hot Wheels with these speed demons. Today we check out Dave Pressler's contribution, a piece he calls "High Octane Endorphin, Old #5."
The Dr. Christian Troy of the art world, Pressler gives the van a total face lift, replacing the 70's nostalgia for his familiar pig character, ready to break speed limits on the 101. I've always loved Dave, and we've been showing that pig off and on since our first year in 2004, so this has me smiling all day.
And this is only the first two I've shown!!!