Mysteries of Manhattan: The Painted Car

It was parked at the corner of Second Avenue and 27th Street. A big old Ford LTD Crown Victoria with taped up windows, dented fenders, smashed tail lights and rusted chrome. But really, on this vehicle, who would notice a few flaws?

Thickly covered with images, objects and phrases garnered from sports, politics, pop culture and fantasy, this is a car with a message. Or, perhaps, several messages. But what is it trying to tell us? Who created it? And why did he or she decide to paint a car rather than a wall or a canvas?

I have no idea. Guess I’ll just have to categorize it as another of Manhattan’s many mysteries.

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Left front corner

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Hood

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Right side

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Gas tank cover

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Tire

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Religious symbols and phrases

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Rear door

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Driver’s side window

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Broken tail light

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Rear window

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Trunk

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Rooftop collage

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4 Responses to Mysteries of Manhattan: The Painted Car

  1. Olivier says:

    superbe collection de voitures, retour des années 1960 ;o) Je vois qu’il neige déjà sur Brooklyn ;o))

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  2. mike says:

    You can be sure that is a one of a kind car.

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  3. Erica says:

    That car belongs to “Rockin’” Ray Fiore. He’s the guy who painted the 9/11 Memorial on the handball court at the playground on Bedford Avenue & Avenue X in Brooklyn.

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  4. Wonderful paintings! This is the type of information that are supposed to be shared around the net. Shame on Google for not positioning this put up upper! Come on over and discuss with my website . Thank you =)

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