Original collaboration with world-renowned Canadian artist Lisabel yields powerful results
TORONTO, Feb. 11, 2014 /CNW/ - Grand Touring Automobiles (GTA) is thrilled to present an exclusive custom-designed 2012 Lamborghini Gallardo 560-4 at the 2014 Canadian International Auto Show (CIAS).
The stunning work of art was created by world-renowned, Canadian artist Lisabel - who painted the original work in composite materials (the same medium that the shell of the Lamborghini is made of), recast them in 3M vinyl, and then enveloped the Lamborghini in the material.
This amazing collaboration with Galerie Lisabel of Montreal will be on display in the GTA booth at the CIAS - in the Auto Exotica area, on the 100 level of the North Building at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
Lisabel joined forces with Lamborghini to fuse the technological fit and the beauty of her art, with the world's most artistic, desired car. "The car served as a source of inspiration to bring a feminine artistic touch to the sexiest modern car today", shares Lisabel.
"We're always looking to partner with brands of a similar stature," says Shawn Morris, Vice-President of Operations at Grand Touring Automobiles. "GTA and Lisabel share the same clientele and many of the same brand attributes, such as high-performance and exclusivity. The Gallardo is a true exotic, and the one prepared by Lisabel is truly art on wheels. It's sexy, too."
Now entering its 41st year, the CIAS is the largest automobile show in Canada, drawing in excess of 300,000 visitors per year. This year's show will feature 125 exhibitors and close to 1,000 vehicles in over 500,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space. But, there will be only one 560 horsepower work of fine art on display in Toronto, and visitors will need to drop by the GTA booth to see it in all its glory.
About Lisabel Filitrault
Lisabel is a Montreal-based artist who has had her paintings exhibited in galleries and art shows around the world, including Hong Kong, Dubai, California, New York, New Orleans, Denver, Detroit, Monaco, Belgium, Spain, France and Toronto.
In 2007, she won the Grand Prize in the Distinctive Technique of the 24th International Visual Arts, Sound and Light Gala Contest held by the Cercle des Artistes Peintres et Sculteurs du Québec.
She is co-owner, with Montréal businessman Glenn Miller, of Galerie Lisabel, a 4,000 sq-ft. studio in Montreal that plays host to exclusive custom artwork. For further information, please visit: www.lisabel.ca.
About Grand Touring Automobiles (GTA)
Grand Touring Automobiles is Canada's premier retailer of luxury automobiles. The luxury and exotic brands represented by GTA include Aston Martin, Bentley, Bugatti, Jaguar, Land Rover, Lamborghini and Rolls-Royce. It is the stage upon which each brand portrays its unique interpretation of refinement, sophistication, safety and style - a collection presented by a dedicated curator seeking the ultimate automobile experience for discerning customers.
Each of these luxury models is available from the Grand Touring Automobiles location at 740 Dupont Street in Toronto, and the new showroom in Maple, Ontario - which opened in 2012 to better serve Aston Martin, Bentley, Bugatti and Rolls-Royce clients in Northwest Toronto.
Video with caption: "video: Behind the scenes with the World's fastest work of art. Special thanks to Grand Touring Automobiles of Toronto and award-winning Canadian artist, Lisabel from Montreal. ". Video available at: http://stream1.newswire.ca/cgi-bin/playback.cgi?file=20140211_C9081_VIDEO_EN_36548.mp4&posterurl=http://photos.newswire.ca/images/20140211_C9081_PHOTO_EN_36548.jpg&clientName=Grand%20Touring%20Automobiles&caption=video%3A%20Behind%20the%20scenes%20with%20the%20World%27s%20fastest%20work%20of%20art%2E%20Special%20thanks%20to%20Grand%20Touring%20Automobiles%20of%20Toronto%20and%20award%2Dwinning%20Canadian%20artist%2C%20Lisabel%20from%20Montreal%2E%20&title=GRAND%20TOURING%20AUTOMOBILES%20%2D%20Grand%20Touring%20Automobiles%20to%20Display%20World%27s%20Fastest%20Work%20of%20Art%3A%20Dream%20Catcher%20%2D%20From%20Warhol%20to%20Lisabel&headline=Grand%20Touring%20Automobiles%20to%20Display%20World%27s%20Fastest%20Work%20of%20Art%3A%20Dream%20Catcher%20%2D%20From%20Warhol%20to%20Lisabel
Image with caption: "Artist Lisabel proudly standing in front of her creation and the very sexy Lamborghini Gallardo provided by Lamborghini North Toronto. (CNW Group/Grand Touring Automobiles)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140211_C9081_PHOTO_EN_36538.jpg
Image with caption: "Like the Lamborghini Gallardo from Lamborghini North Toronto, artist Lisabel displaying her talents as well as her own beauty. (CNW Group/Grand Touring Automobiles)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140211_C9081_PHOTO_EN_36539.jpg
SOURCE: Grand Touring Automobiles
For further information:
about Grand Touring Automobiles, please visit: www.grandtouringautos.com or contact:
Account Director for Grand Touring Automobiles
(w) 1.416.408.4488 x211