"Neapolitan Car" by Patrick Fitzgerald

2021
$435 $580 USD
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Dimensions
W: 15.25" D: 5.25" H: 6.25"
Materials
Paper
Paint
Wood
Fabric
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Collection #
CPF045
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$20

To Chicago-based artist Patrick Fitzgerald, his miniature car sculptures are a means of traveling through time. Born from a fascination with the soap box derby cars of his youth, each vehicle is an exercise in imagining the future through the lens of the past – or vice versa.

Entitled "Neapolitan Car," this sculptural car pays homage to Fitzgerald's childhood favorite ice cream flavor, with Bonnie Doon ice cream parlor in Mishawaka, Indiana credited as the imaginary sponsor. Built from found materials collected over the years, the futuristic form is layered with personal memories and keepsakes from the past. The most minute of details is always intentional – from the weathered finish to the fictitious sponsor to the miniaturized furnishings of the cramped interior.

Oil, paper board, wood, cloth, mixed media, and collage.

Additional Dimensions:
Car: 14.5"W x 4.75"D x 2.5"H
Stand: 15.25"W x 5.25"D x 3.75"H

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Patrick Fitzgerald

b. 1962, Grand Rapids, MI

Chicago artist Patrick Fitzgerald refers to his body of work as his “Neighborhood of Infinity,” a borrowed term used literally to describe the bounty of materials and creative inspiration he found in the industrial landscapes of his youth. For the last decade, Fitzgerald has been mining his early experiences, re-envisioning the mechanical world of his childhood through the eye of an artist.

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