Retour à Mound St: French Artist Locates Bechtle Painting Locations In…

I felt quite proud when I managed to find the location used by photorealist painter Robert Bechtle for his most famous painting, Gran Torino Alameda. But my accomplishment was nothing, it turns out. » 8/02/09 12:00pm 8/02/09 12:00pm

Like The Bechtle Alameda Gran Torino House, Murilee's Role Changes Yet…

Not long ago, I did some detective work and located the house that artist Robert Bechtle used as the backdrop for the Ford wagon in his most famous painting, Gran Torino Alameda. » 2/11/09 1:00pm 2/11/09 1:00pm

Car Paintings By Robert Bechtle


When you're talking about painters who get the Jalopnik Stamp-O-Approval™, the Two Roberts come to mind immediately. You got your Robert Williams, of course, and then you got your Robert Bechtle... and what more could you need? I've got a print of Alameda Gran Torino hanging on my living-room wall, and it serves as… » 4/01/08 1:30pm 4/01/08 1:30pm

1965 Mercury Comet 202

Hey, if you shoot enough photos of old cars on the streets of Alameda, sooner or later you'll get a shot that looks something like a Robert Bechtle painting! The photo above made me almost happy enough to forget my frustration that there's a super-original, 4-speed-equipped '68 AMX parked a couple doors down from this… » 4/01/08 9:30am 4/01/08 9:30am