AMERICAN AUTOMOBILE SKETCHES ON VIEW AT LA’S CHRISTOPHER W. MOUNT GALLERY

Posted on January 21st, 2015

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 Michael Slenske

Before he opened his eponymous Los Angeles gallery last May, Christopher Mount spent years as the architecture and design curator at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Mount oversaw its automotive exhibitions and acquisitions, which included a Jaguar E-type and a 1990 Ferrari F1 racer. “One of the things I liked very much was going to visit design studios and seeing the models and design drawings for the cars,” recalls Mount, who organized shows featuring these rides as well as the acclaimed 1999 MoMA survey “Different Roads: Automobiles for the Next Century.” “There is something about the combination of the artistic and engineering aspects of the works that makes them so much more interesting than most ordinary drawings.”

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