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We are shifting gears to bring you the fabulous modern Art of Tom Daniel



Shifting Gears: The Art of Tom Daniel
Opening May 12, 2012
Join us for a reception with the artist
May 12, 2012
6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Bingham Gallery
Show runs through July 31, 2012



 

Show runs through July 31, 2012
 

Tom Daniel's pop-art inspired car paintings evoke a sense of fun and endless possibilities.  From his roots as a model car designer to his iconic made-for-television creations, the road he's traveled has been a lifelong journey from designer to fine artist.
 

If you grew up in the 1960’s and early 1970’s, then you’ve been acquainted with the work of Tom Daniel for quite some time.  His notable achievements include the popular model car kits designed for the Monogram Models company, many of which enjoyed multi-million unit sales. His famous “Red Baron” design became the all-time highest selling plastic vehicle model kit; and the Mattel 'Hot Wheel' version of that same design is the 2nd all-time best selling Hot Wheel.  He also designed the "Munsters' Koach" for the TV series the "Munster Family" - including Grandpa Munster’s dragster - which Tom named "Drag-U-La". You may remember the Bat Cycle for the TV series "BATMAN,” featuring a sidecar platform from which Batman's side-kick Robin daringly - at SPEED - launched a potent 'go-cart' to intercept villainous TV cretins.  Finally,  you’ll recognize the “surf woody" from all of those happening west coast surfer movies of the time.