- (1888PressRelease) December 31, 2016 – Palm Springs, California – DiMora Motorcar will be displaying one of their limited-edition DiMora Vicci 6.2 Emperor Convertibles during the Masters of Abstract Art opening night reception at Rebecca Fine Art Gallery, January 7, 2017. The distinctive 430-horse power rolling art on wheels is the result of a unique joint collaboration between automotive designer Sir Alfred J. DiMora and equally influential Totemic Energy Artist Master Lee Sun-Don of Taiwan.
"I love cars and I love art, so I set out to collaborate with the top one-hundred living artists to create the first true limited-edition production rolling art. The Rebecca Fine Art Gallery is a fantastic venue and we look forward to showing one of our Vicci 6.2's at the Masters of Abstract Art opening night gala," said DiMora.
Upon purchase of each DiMora Vicci 6.2 Emperor Convertible, the buyer also receives the original one-of-a-kind painting by Zen Master Lee that is replicated onto the automobile. Each large-scale painting in the Great Treasure Gate series pays artistic homage to rare door knockers created during the Qing Dynasty by incorporating an actual Qing Dynasty doorknocker into the canvas painting. From that, the skilled artisans at DiMora Motorcar invest no less than 700 man-hours to reproduce the artwork onto the hood and side panels of the car, right down to hand laying 24-karat gold leaf as a final step.
Automobiles and art have been excellent investments throughout the collectors' financial world and without exception the DiMora Vicci 6.2 has attracted both collector communities.
DiMora has been in the automotive business for nearly 40 years, having owned Clenet Coachworks. The Clenet was named the "American Rolls-Royce" by Fortune magazine, so there's no doubt that his equally stunning DiMora Vicci 6.2 is commanding the same level of respect.
"We have been very selective with every aspect of building the DiMora Vicci 6.2, so when it came time to choose the first artist series collaboration, not just any artist would do," shared DiMora. Master Lee Sun-Don's popularity worldwide continues to make him a highly sought-after artist. His artwork is currently showing in galleries around the world, including Beverly Hills, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Taipei, to name but a few.
In an industry where quality and performance matter, the sporty and artistically stimulating DiMora Vicci 6.2 Emperor Series spares no expense with its distinctive hand-built craftsmanship and DiMora Motorcar's lightweight carbon DFD technology. The limited-edition Vicci 6.2 combines 1930's Art Deco style with 21st Century technology. Each 1.2 million dollar limited-edition production rolling art has aesthetically pleasing features that showcase the DiMora brand's originality, where creativity sees no limits and offers up a driving experience that is unmatched.
The event is slated to take place from 5PM-8PM at Rebecca Fine Art Gallery (68895 Perez Rd. #7, Cathedral City, California) with music and of course, fantastic art. Sir Alfred J. DiMora, founder of DiMora Motorcar, is also scheduled to be on hand during the opening night event to answer questions.
"We are extremely thrilled to display the DiMora Vicci 6.2 during our opening night Masters of Abstract Art reception," said Rebecca Pikus, owner of Rebecca Fine Art Gallery. "Our gallery is known for featuring highly sought after artists from around the world, so when we had the opportunity to exhibit the DiMora Vicci 6.2 for a limited engagement, we didn't hesitate to add it to our exhibit."
The 2,820-pound car has: gold and gold leaf strategically placed throughout the automobile; an aluminum radiator; a 6.2 liter aluminum engine; a Bosch Hydro-Boost Power Booster; state-of-the-art electronics; wire wheels; racing suspension; an aluminum drive shaft; Italian leather; and English Wilton Wool carpet to add to the luxury ambiance. Accompanying the 430-hp engine is an aluminum 4-speed or 6-speed along with a posi rear end. The DiMora Vicci 6.2 also comes in a 556 horsepower supercharged engine option, but with power like that, it's definitely not for the faint of heart.
About DiMora Motorcar
Based in Palm Springs, California, DiMora Motorcar excels in providing distinctive, limited-edition transportation solutions. The DiMora Neoclassics series of luxury automobiles includes the Vicci 6.2, now in production, and the Adina, now in the prototype phase. Sir Alfred J. DiMora co-founded the Sceptre Motorcar Company, whose Sceptre 6.6S received Best-of-Show honors at the 1978 Los Angeles Auto Show. DiMora also founded the new Clenet Coachworks, Inc. in the 1980's to continue designing and building the Clenet series of automobiles. When President Reagan declared 1986 the Centennial Year of the Gasoline-Powered Automobile, DiMora's Clenet was selected as the Official Centennial Car, resulting in honors for DiMora and the Clenet at the Automobile Hall of Fame in Michigan. For additional information, please visit DiMoraMotorcar.com.
About Rebecca Fine Art Gallery
Rebecca Fine Art Gallery doors opened to the public on October 3, 2015. The gallery is the passion of humanitarian, businessperson and art collector, Rebecca Pikus. Rebecca Fine Art Gallery is located at 68895 Perez Road #7, Cathedral City, California. The Perez Road area is creating a new Perez Road Art District. Galleries, sixteen of them to date, are part of the transformation of Cathedral City. The city is entering an art renaissance. The gallery hours are Wednesday-Sunday 11AM-4PM or by appointment. For more information, please visit https://www.rebeccafineart.net/ or phone (760) 534-5888.
About Masters of Abstract Art
The exhibition will run from January 7th through March 31st, 2017 and will also feature artwork by Nathan Slate Joseph, Joe Novak, Mario Pikus, Donald Spencer, Robert Tahar and Robert Reeves.
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