Welcome to HotShoeStudios.com, the official website of automotive artist Anthony Lauro. The following pages and gallery offer a brief glimpse into my automotive art and sculpture. I offer an ever changing variety of automotive themed artwork, sculpture, illustration and design services. Although I do a myriad of automotive artwork, my specialty is 1/4 scale aluminum automotive sculpture.
My sculptures are hand-crafted with the same revered metal working techniques of legendary coach builders such as Scaglietti, Vignale, Figoni & Falaschi. Each sculpture is a bespoke, “one-off” hand-formed aluminum expression of the essence of the automobile. My sculptures often feature automotive icons such as Ferrari, Talbot Lago, Delahaye and Bugatti but I am eager to always approach different marques.
Each sculpture is made entirely by hand with traditional coachbuilding tools. It is a tedious, arduous process that takes over one thousand hours per sculpture. It requires painstaking craftsmanship and meticulous attention to detail. Every single item is fabricated from scratch using time honored traditions. That includes every little detail right down to the custom formed headlights and bezels! The sculptures are then finished in the same quality, OEM paint they received at the factory. This is protected by several layers of the finest automotive clear coat followed by several hours of machine polishing and hand buffing.
A commissioned automotive sculpture is a once in a lifetime opportunity for the most discerning collector. Each sculpture holds my personal guarantee that they will never be reproduced or recreated, thereby ensuring their rarity. In a time of mass produced art, limited editions, and reproduction pieces these sculptures are truly original works of art.