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Ford Focus given street art makeover

Wed, 24 Aug 2011

A Ford Focus was transformed into a work of art yesterday by six street artists in Glasgow city center as part of the Ford UK Centenary Tour.

Outside the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, the six artists worked out of a public studio to use their talents to liven up the bodywork of a new Focus. The artists – Lyken, FiST, Syrkus, Rue 5, Death Rattles and Al White – are all from Glasgow's Independent Recoat Gallery, and spent six hours on their colorful designs.

Amy Whiten, manager at the Recoat Gallery, says, "We've worked on a few different vehicle projects but this is the first time the artists have collaborated on completely restyling the paint job of a car."

The Ford Centenary Tour is an exhibition that explores the progression of the manufacturer since its birth and also its plans for the future. The tour began last week in London and will be finishing up at the Goodwood Revival on 18 September in Chichester, West Sussex.

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By Rufus Thompson