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Aiming to portray the "enveloping stillness and silence one experiences underwater," says Forbes, photographic conceptualist Michael Muller submerged a new, $63,000 GL 450 in a water tank. Muller then used the sunken GL as a prop in a series of photos, pairing it with model Eva Mendez (in a gown, natch) and synchronized swimmers in red bathing suits. Initially, Muller had asked Mercedes-Benz to provide a 1950s-era 300 SL — which, irreplaceability aside, would probably have been a more appropriate aesthetic choice — though they declined the invtation. The photographic prints will be sold for charity — the GL likely for scrap.

How to Sink a $63,000 Mercedes-Benz in the Name of Art [Forbes]

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