A concrete encased Cadillac has recently been rediscovered, and found to be a major work of art by artist Wolf Vostell in 1970.
This piece byVostell was the first commissioned artwork by Museum of Contemporary Art, and it’s in the process of being restored by the University of Chicago.
Vostell poured 16-tons of concrete over a 1957 Cadillac, letting it sit for months in a parking lot, hardening and encasing the car, dubbing it “Concrete Traffic.” The car sat in the parking lot until it was rediscovered by the university in 2008, and has since undergone restoration.
After 46 years the resulting sculpture was almost ready for the junkyard. But last week, after a few months in the shop, it was ready to roll off the assembly line once again.
We have seen some idiotic exhibits labeled as art but this is one of the most bizarre!