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Inspired by the Legendary Carrozzerias
HotShoeStudios.com is the official website of automotive artist Anthony Lauro. The following pages and automotive art galleries within offer a brief glimpse into my automotive art and automotive sculpture. I offer an ever changing variety of automotive themed artwork, sculpture, illustration and design services. Although I create a variety of automotive art, my specialty is 1/4 scale aluminum, hand-formed automotive sculpture.
My automotive sculptures are hand-crafted with the same revered metal working techniques of the legendary coach builders such as Scaglietti, Vignale, and Figoni & Falaschi. Each automotive sculpture is a bespoke, “one-off” hand-formed aluminum expression of the essence of the automobile. My automotive sculptures often feature legendary icons such as Ferrari, Talbot Lago, Delahaye and Bugatti but I am always eager to approach different marques.
Each automotive 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! My automotive sculptures are finished in the same quality, OEM paint used by 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. Every automotive sculpture I create holds my personal guarantee that they will never be reproduced or recreated, thereby ensuring their rarity. In a time of mass produced art and high volume reproduction pieces these automotive sculptures are truly original works of art.
“I first met Anthony Lauro whilst exhibiting my art at The Breakers, Palm Beach for the Cavallino Classic. His work was a breath of fresh air, completely different to any other sculpture that I had come across.”Barry Rowe
“Creative and stunning are the thoughts that came to mind the first time I saw Anthony’s beautiful sculptures. He has an uncanny way of capturing just the right angle and is rapidly approaching the top of his field.”Dennis Brown
I also offer individual, bespoke automotive sculpture solutions for corporate environments. What could be a better focal point for a lobby, atrium, conference room, or exterior entrance than an amazing sculpture as a center piece?
I am currently accepting private and corporate commissions of all shapes, sizes and marques. I would be honored to work with you to create a memorable work of art.
Galleries & Events
I am always interested in collaborating with others that share my passion. Whether it be a gallery or unique event, I am always open to opportunities to display my work.