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Artists Use 2014 Corvette Stingray as Their Canvas

by Kenny Hoeschen
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A 2014 Corvette Stingray became the canvas for three General Motors automotive designers who took to it with paints and brushes to transform it into a piece of art for the 2014 Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD) Gala Fundraiser. Designers Casey Swanseger, 30, a creative designer and graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Art, Tyler Mars, 28, digital sculptor and a graduate of Detroit’s College for Creative Studies (CCS), and Haneif Katebi, 25, creative designer, sculptor and a graduate of Detroit’s College for Creative Studies were the trio responsible for the work.

Using acrylic, water-soluble paints, the three designers created the piece of art on the vinyl-wrapped Corvette over a period of 45 minutes. The design for the piece was kept under wraps until the Gala. The design is intended to evoke Detroit’s “creative corridor,” consisting of industries that merge art, technology and business. The resulting multi-colored Stingray may not be for everyone, but the Gala raised over $400,000 this year, so there’s no doubting the success. Plus, they can just peel off the vinyl once the paint has dried.

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