"Carter Lincoln at Rockefeller Center" (click to enlarge)
Carter Lincoln at Rockefeller Center
Title: "Carter Lincoln at Rockefeller Center"
by Jay Koka, © 2016
30”w x 35”, acrylic on canvas, Larry Carter Collection
The 1932 Lincoln KB LeBaron Roadster, an icon of the art deco era, is presented in an equally iconic setting of the Rockefeller Center in this privately commissioned work.
Jay Koka: "I already know the car so I spent a lot of time thinking about the background. Some cars, like this Lincoln embody the very design concepts of an era and so I like to place the car in a complimentary setting. Constructed during the Great Depression’s worst years, the Rockefeller Center project gainfully employed over 40,000 people. When it officially opened in May 1933, it held true to the developing team’s belief that art was an act of good citizenship. 30 Rockefeller Plaza boasted a grand lobby decorated by accomplished European artists, Frank Brangwyn and José Maria Sert."
NAIAS 2017 (click to enlarge)
North American International Auto Show 2017
Title: "NAIAS 2017"
by Jay Koka, © NAIAS 2016
34”w x 44”, acrylic on canvas, original with NAIAS
Jay Koka was been commissioned by the North American International Auto Show to create the art for the 2017 event.
Held in Detroit, Michigan, USA at Cobo Hall, the annual show in mid-January features top automotive and technology executives, designers, engineers and thought leaders. Sadly the exciting, vibrant original art was significantly altered by the show's graphic "designer".