In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of its landmark Miura, the car that established the mid-engined V12 supercar template for all that have followed, Lamborghini has opened an exhibit at the company's Italian museum displaying specially commissioned artwork for the occasion.
A local Italian artist, Alfonso Borghi, produced ten original pieces meant to interpret the Miura and the Lamborghini raging bull. The company describes Mr. Borghi's style as "informal and abstract" as the cars are discernible in his paintings, but not obvious.
The paintings are nestled among the Lamborghini Museum's exhibits of the company's heritage, with such cars as the 350 GT, Miura, Countach, LM 002 and Diablo, along with modern classics like the Sesto Elemento and Reventon.
"The encounter of art and automotive legend is a winning combination," stated new Lamborghini CEO Stefano Domenicali. "From the first cars we produced to the vehicles of today, Lamborghinis have been masterworks of automotive art in which expert craftsmanship is fused with engineering genius and design."
Lamborghini's exotic supercars have long been hailed as riveting examples of automotive art, so it seem appropriate for the company's museum to further blur the lines by exhibiting actual paintings about them, right?