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Feast your eyes on this exploding Lamborghini Miura SV

By Tom Fraser, 16 Feb 2019 News

Feast your eyes on this exploding Lamborghini Miura SV

Disclaimer: no actual Lamborghinis were harmed in the name of art

NORMALLY you’d imagine the prospect of your 1960s Lamborghini exploding to be a very real concern.

But Swiss artist Fabian Oefner has exploded a Lamborghini Miura in a different way; the latest art piece of his Disintegrating series.

Dubbed Disintegrating X, the mesmerising artwork took two years to complete and involved photographing each individual piece of a Lamborghini Miura.

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Where Oefner’s artwork normally involves using intricate scale models, this time around he used the real thing – a 1972 Lamborghini Miura which was in the process of restoration in Sant’Agata, Italy.

The New York based artist travelled to Italy to take over 1500 images of individual components, before merging them together into the organised chaos that you see here.

Arguably one of the most attractive designs of all time, the 1966 Lamborghini Miura is often lauded as the first real supercar – blending explosive mid-engined performance with gorgeous design.

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Oefner’s work on the Disintegrating series began in 2013 and he’s completed work on the 1982 Porsche 956, 1934 Bugatti Type 57 SC Atlantic, 1957 Maserati 250 F and 1969 Ford GT40 since.

A single sketch starts the arduous process of creating the artworks, before each component is photographed in-situ with various lighting techniques. The thousands of images are then cut and pasted into the final image in Photoshop.

Oefner’s finished image is on display in the MB&F Mechanical Art Devices gallery in Geneva, Switzerland and is available in a limited run of prints.

Click the gallery above to see more images of the exploding Lamborghini Miura and Fabian Oefner’s previous work