Hand-formed Automotive Sculpture by Anthony Lauro.
Welcome to my automotive sculpture website. I hope you enjoy this brief glimpse into my automotive sculpture and the techniques I use to create them. Be sure to check out the news page for the latest automotive sculpture and miscellaneous ramblings.
All of the automotive sculpture seen within this website have been created by myself, Anthony Lauro. I hope that my work conveys all the emotion and raw energy that great vintage and exotic cars exude. My construction methods are equally important as my design language. A significant aspect that separates my sculpture from others is that they are created out of metal using the same techniques and tools as the original Carrozzerias. I hand craft each automotive sculpture using the “lost art” of coachbuilding. I use the same methodology established by legendary coachbuilders such as Scaglietti, Vignale, and Figoni & Falaschi.
My automotive sculpture features many iconic marques such as Ferrari, Mercedes, Talbot Lago, Porsche, Lamborghini, Delahaye and Bugatti. I generally focus my work on vintage cars but I am always eager to approach newer subject matter. No matter what your preference I can accommodate your every need. Together we can create a masterpiece fitting of a coveted spot within your collection or corporate office. If you would like to speak with me about commissioning an automotive sculpture please contact me at anytime.
As you may see within the gallery every automotive sculpture I create is done entirely by hand with traditional coach building tools. Although I primarily work in .050 aluminum I also create sculptures in steel and or carbon fiber. It is a tedious, arduous process that often takes over one thousand hours per sculpture depending on the size and scope. It requires painstaking craftsmanship and meticulous attention to detail. I take great pride in fabricating every single element from scratch. Nothing is store bought or mass produced. This includes every little nuance right down to the custom formed headlights and bezels.
My obsessive attention to detail ensures that each sculpture has the same “uniqueness” of form and presence as the original car. Upon completion, I finish my automotive sculptures in the same premium, OEM paint used by the factory. This color coat is then protected by several layers of the finest automotive clear. I don’t stop there as most would. After applying the clear coat I spend dozens of hours color sanding, machine polishing and hand buffing. The final result is an unparalleled, mirror like paint surface that will endure the test of time.
I’m sure in your search for automotive sculpture you came across many different options and excellent artists. I am proud to say that unlike many of the other artists, my automotive sculptures are not easily duplicated. One key item that sets me apart from the others is that every automotive sculpture I create is a bespoke “one-off” tailored to my client’s specifications. I do not create cookie cutter sculpture to turn a quick profit. I do not mold or recreate any aspect of my work at any time. I do not create castings for limited editions. I do not create dies so that I can stamp out sculptures in large numbers. This would negate my goal of creating a unique, hand crafted sculpture that embodies the nuances of the lost art of metal shaping.
I want each automotive sculpture to be is as individual as its’ collector and the subject matter. As such, I personally guarantee that my sculptures will never be reproduced or duplicated, thereby ensuring their rarity and exclusivity. In a time of mass produced art and high volume reproduction pieces my automotive sculptures are truly original works of art.
Contact me today to commission your own automotive sculpture.
Automotive Sculpture Process…
View the progression of my Ferrari sculpture “Heritage of Speed”.
Hand-formed .050 Aluminum with a solid oak wood buck. Finished in OEM Ferrari paint and clear coat.
1/4 Scale Ferrari 250 Testarossa. This sculpture is roughly 60″ tall x 36″ wide x 72″ long.
This piece has been sold. Please contact me to discuss commissioning a similar automotive sculpture.
View Automotive Sculpture Gallery
Tools & Techniques
A quick look at a few of the traditional metal working tools I use to create my automotive sculpture.
Shot Bag & Hammers
"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 visited his studio whilst he was shaping his first sculpture, 'Heritage of Speed', which features the legendary pontoon fender Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa, and was amazed by his dexterity with the materials to produce what promised to be a truly exciting piece of art."Keith Bluemel
"Inherently valuable and instantly collectible, the original automotive art and hand-formed aluminum automotive sculptures of Anthony Lauro are responsible and rewarding investments for the most serious automotive fine art collector and enthusiast."William Kontes