by Ben Lewis
12 August, 2012
This is Ben’s car:
This is how it looked when he purchased it in 2006:
When Ben did his documentary about the art market in 2008/9, he thought it was time for a change. In order to blend in with the art world, he persuaded the German artist Tobias Rehberger to transform his car. Tobias likes to experiment at the borderline between art and design and he was happy to collaborate.
First, he asked Ben to alter the shapes of the car. Ben found a garage with artistically-minded mechanics and they added some swellings here and there:
Then Tobias came over to London and met Ben at the garage.
They put on their overalls …
One last ciggy before it all starts …..
The car’s already waiting behind those doors:
The time has come – they enter … CAMERA ON!
Tobias starts off …
And the car is ready to go … a real Rehberger!