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The Medium as Epiphaney:

John Lohse at Manhattan Motors

On December 14, 2000, John Lohse achieved his apotheosis at the Manhattan Motors showroom in Chelsea. There he unveiled his supreme achievement.

A few years back, at one of the ASCI members meetings, Lohse mesmerized all who saw his oil paintings. Everyone admired the sincerity of his effort, but no one could foresee the connection he was making with ASCI.

Why did Lohse believe the aspirations of an abstract painter were relevant to Art & Science Collaborations? Finally, we can behold the consummation of his vision. He has replaced his traditional medium of canvas and pigment with the most technologically advanced medium any ASCI member might dream of: a computer scanned skin on the surface of a new Porshe.

There is a tradition of artist's cars, and John Lohse has finally found his niche and transcended it. A detail scanned from his painted canvas, magnified hundreds of times, printed on a plastic film, and applied to the the surface of a Porche, succeeded brilliantly. The enchanted collector drove out of the showroom with the original painting in the back seat, amid cheers from the throng of art lovers assembled in the Manhattan Motors showroom on 11th Ave. and 28th street.

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