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Robots, Cars, and Art – What Chevy and Jeff Sotto Gave the World

Max Manasevit – Muze Staff Writer

For years the patronage system delivered some of the best art the world has ever seen. The Catholic Church gave us Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel. The patronage granted by the Medici family enabled two other art masters/ ninja turtles Leonardo da Vinci and and Donatello.

Over time modern ideas about money corrupting art combined with the increased purchasing power of the the non-elite, replaced the patronage model with the art gallery model. That is of course until Chevy relaunched patronage in an awesome display of corporate moxie, enabling street artist Jeff Sotto to make the best automotive/robot art of all time.

The Chevy-Sotto tag team has given the world the paint-spraying robot car. While it will never be mentioned in the same breath as some of the wonders of Florence, the re-birth of patronage has allowed the creation of robotically precise, automotively expansive, yet intensely personal street art.

Tags: Jeff Sotto, Chevy, Street Art, Art, Patronage, Robot, Chevrolet, Chevy Sonic