October 1, 2018 Heather Wilson

NEW EXHIBIT FEATURING KUSTOM KULTURE AND CONTEMPORARY ART NOW ON DISPLAY AT THE PETERSEN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM


“Auto-Didactic: The Juxtapoz School” presents the work of more than 50 artists including Robert Williams, Ed “Big Daddy” Roth, Von Dutch, Kenny Scharf, Shepard Fairey and Mister Cartoon

Los Angeles (October 1, 2018) – On Saturday, September 29, 2018, the Petersen Automotive Museum opened a new exhibit titled “Auto-Didactic: The Juxtapoz School.” Key artists on display include Sandow Birk, Mister Cartoon, Coop, Von Dutch, Shepard Fairey, Ed “Big Daddy” Roth, Kenny Scarf, Keith Weesner, Robert Williams, Paul Frank and more with work ranging from sculpture to instruments to illustrations.

In addition to the selection of art pieces, the exhibition highlights notable custom cars including the 1932 Ford Roadster named “Prickly Heat” by Robert Williams, “The Orbiton” by “Big Daddy” Roth, “The Kenford Truck” by Von Dutch and the 1959 Cadillac titled “The New and Improved Ultima Suprema Deluxa” by Kenny Scharf.

“At the Petersen, we see cars beyond their utilitarian purpose,” said Petersen Executive Director Terry L. Karges. “Cars are rolling pieces of art and can exist amongst traditional and avant-garde masterpieces in an equally compelling way. This new exhibit proves this symbiosis, and we’re thrilled to kick off 25 years with this whimsical display.”

Preceding the public opening, the Petersen hosted a preview reception on Thursday, September 27, 2018 with opening remarks from Terry L. Karges, Michael Armand Hammer and Robert Williams, live music and a selection of food by the museum’s exclusive catering partner Drago.

“Auto-Didactic: The Juxtapoz School” will run through June 2019. To learn more about the exhibit or the Petersen Automotive Museum, please visit www.Petersen.org.


ABOUT THE PETERSEN
The Petersen Automotive Museum Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charity. The Museum is located at 6060 Wilshire Boulevard (at Fairfax) in Los Angeles, California, 90036. Admission prices are $16 for general admission adults, $13 for seniors and students with ID, $8 for children ages 3 to 12. Active military with ID, personal care attendants and children under three are admitted free. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For general information, call 323-930-CARS or visit www.Petersen.org.