ARBIB, Richard (1917-19950
Strange Concept Car with Beautiful Woman
1954. Mixed media on charcoal gray composition board. Signed "R. Arbib '54" Image size (including text): 16 1/2 x 23 inches. Framed. 25 1/4 x 31 1/4 inches.
Highly imaginative concept car by Richard Arbib
This unusual, bird-like front design was conceived of and drawn by Richard Arbib. It is clearly a notion derived from something other than other cars and represents an invitation to a world of creature-like vehicles that car manufacturers turned down. It is enticingly odd, and the beautiful, laughing woman leaning against it seems to be there to reassure the fearful viewer. If someone that beautiful and well-dressed is comfortable with it, why shouldn't I?