As an artist best-known for his photorealistic painting of a '74 Torino wagon parked in an Alameda driveway, Robert Bechtle definitely gets the coveted Jalopnik Approved Artist Certification. Bechtle didn't (and doesn't) limit himself to just the Torino when it comes to subject matter, however; check out SFMOMA's interactive gallery in the link below for paintings featuring Novas, Thunderbirds, even a Triumph. Some may say his work reflects the inherent contradictions in the American Dream, with overtones of postwar ennui, but we know it's really about the cars.
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Robert Bechtle: A Retrospective [San Francisco Museum of Modern Art]
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