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Bentley Continental GT meets Pop Art

 Bentley Continental GT meets Pop Art
Britto Bentley Continental GT pop art

Set to be auctioned off

Pop artist Romero Britto has created a uniquely styled Bentley Continental GT for his "Come to my World" exhibition in Berlin.

Designed to put a smile on people's faces, the oddly painted Bentley features a bizarre mix of cartoonish flowers, flying hearts, and yellow stars. These unique designs are further emphasized by the GT's dark blue exterior which boasts white squiggles.

According to Britto, "It (the Bentley Continental GT) is the most beautiful and elegant car in the world. The lines of the new design are perfect to paint as a clean canvas. What a way to start a fascinating and colorful journey."

The one of a kind Bentley can be seen at the Automobil Forum Unter den Linden which runs from July 10 to September 6. When the exhibition is over, Britto's Bentley will be auctioned off to support the Nathalie Todenhöfer Foundation for multiple sclerosis and Best Buddies, a charity for the mentally challenged.

 

Source: Bentley

For his exhibition "Come to my World" in Berlin, the famous artist Romero Britto chose a Bentley Continental GT as a canvas for his cheerful and vivid signature motifs.

This is probably one of the most unusual Bentleys ever seen: a large, happy flower, little stars, squiggles and signs dance on the elegant hood and colourful, comic-like figures adorn the doors. The Continental GT - a static prototype built in 2003 - has become a truly unique work of art created by the world-renowned Brazilian artist Romero Britto. Bentley Motors donated the Coupe on the occasion of Britto´s Berlin exhibition "Come to my World" in the Automobil Forum Unter den Linden.

Britto, one of the most admired and popular artists currently working within Pop Art, creates pieces specifically to put a smile on people´s faces. Having grown up in poverty in Recife, Brazil, his work belies his background by creating a fantasy world inhabited by child-like creatures and optimistic, strong colours. "Since everything in life moves toward an end", says Romero Britto, "we should fill our life with colour and hope." His paintings, graphics and sculptures can be admired in many of the world's leading art galleries including the Museum of Modern Art and Guggenheim in New York. He counts the Kennedys, Rothchilds, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Steffi Graf and Elton John among his friends and collectors.

Romero was delighted to be given the chance to turn a Bentley into a Pop Art sculpture: "It is the most beautiful and elegant car in the world. The lines of the new design are perfect to paint as a clean canvas. What a way to start a fascinating and colourful journey."

Raul Pires, Head of Exterior Design at Bentley Motors and like Romero Britto, a Brazilian was central to the creation of the Continental GT. He thoroughly agrees with his countryman: "A Bentley holds the unique combination of exhilaration and relaxation in one package. An automotive sculpture with elegant powerful surfaces. The ultimate in craftsmanship."

The Romero Britto exhibition, hosted by the Automobil Forum Unter den Linden in cooperation with the Mensing Gallery, will take place from 10 July until 6 September 2009. In keeping with Britto's wider ideals, at the conclusion of the show, the "Britto-Bentley" will be put up for auction in aid of the Nathalie Todenhöfer Foundation for multiple sclerosis as well as Best Buddies, an organization dedicated to improving the integration of the mentally disabled within society.

 

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Comments (28)

 Jo@Switzer Jo@Switzer
I can't stand that Britto guy.
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July 6, 2009 11:32 pm
 alessandro alessandro
Anything could be painted. Bentley is not an exception. Actually it is not worse than this golden Ferrari surrounded by barbarian adoration.
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July 6, 2009 10:12 pm
 Siawa Siawa
You gotta be kidding.
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July 6, 2009 6:16 pm
 PotatoEater PotatoEater
I am sure it comes with barf bags.
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July 5, 2009 6:40 am
 RzGTmorio RzGTmorio
What a crazy paint have this Bentley!!!
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July 5, 2009 4:39 am
 RzGTmorio RzGTmorio
What a crazy paint have this Bentley
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July 5, 2009 4:38 am
 BabyMilo BabyMilo
That should be illegal or classified as vandalism
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July 4, 2009 8:57 am
 Pangaea Pangaea
What a Hippie wagon... Just because the car has been painted like that, it won't turn the grass smoking hippies to drive a car that goes less than 20km/l.. Or is it Elton John who had asked for this one??
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July 3, 2009 10:38 pm
 Prince_Ash Prince_Ash
wow.... what an ugly pos car :/ who let the designer's 6 year old design the car ? they should be fired. lol
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July 3, 2009 10:33 pm
 mmr66 mmr66
i bet the guy who did the graphics is sooooooooooooooo gay.
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July 3, 2009 10:30 pm
 MusTang MusTang
It is beautiful for a show car, but ridiculous for common use.
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July 3, 2009 9:57 pm
 Imasa Imasa
Silly. To be driven with a clown costume.
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July 3, 2009 9:31 pm
 Bremen_Koenigsegg Bremen_Koenigsegg
Clearly Britto knows nothing about cars. The Continental GT is a thoroughly German car, meaning there is nothing cutesy or fun about it; like everything German, it is much too serious. And, like all German cars, it takes itself too seriously to prance around in a silly cartoon frock. Look! It's angry! "What doofus would dress me up this way? I'd rather drive into a tree or be rolled over by some ham-fisted footballer. Excuse me while I burst into flames spontaneously to spare myself this humiliation."
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July 3, 2009 9:24 pm
 N20_Purge N20_Purge
Oh great, who let 5 year olds paint a bentley?
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July 3, 2009 8:59 pm
 911fnatic 911fnatic
OH MY GOD. A travesty of the car world equivalent to the Pope jacking a child off, what a humiliation! Romero Britto, kill yourself, now!
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July 3, 2009 8:52 pm
 Geefiasco Geefiasco
Beautiful!
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July 3, 2009 8:47 pm