In the history of the automotive industry it has been customary since the 1960s that some models have been used by various internationally renowned artists as true canvases for pouring their creative flair.

The most famous are undoubtedly the various BMWs set up by characters such as Andy Warhol or Frank Stella, but also the Porsche has had its moments of glory.

PORSCHE 365 SC CABRIOLET BY JANIS JOPLIN

Undoubtedly, the most famous Porsche Art Car ever made is the 365 SC Cabriolet of 1964 which belonged to the legendary rocker Janis Joplin, which was originally white.

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Obviously such a canonical color could not satisfy a person like Janis who in fact asked her roadie Dave Richards to make her a little more psychedelic, and she didn't let her say it twice.

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The sound engineer repainted it using the "History of the Universe" theme, and just look at the photos to understand that no Volkswagen van belonging to a hippie could have competed with it.

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The car, which was also stolen on one occasion, was used daily by the singer until 1970, when she died of an overdose.

Documentary on the Porsche 365 SC Cabriolet by Janis Joplin

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PORSCHE 911 2.0 BY PETER KLASEN

Less famous but no less particular is the Porsche 911 2.0 from 1965 set up in 2009 by the German painter Peter Klasen, one of the fathers of the "Narrative Figuration" movement born in the 1960s.

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The car, inspired by the film series of Agent 007 by Ian Fleming, features a livery based on the tension that links objects to images, being to having.

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It reflects many themes dear to the artist including the criticism of the homologation of the western system of life interpreted through the media and the critical reflection on the world around us in all its ambiguity and contradiction.

PORSCHE 997 CARRERA 3.6 BY DARTZ

The latest Porsche we offer is a car with a fairly surreal history made by the Lithuanian company Dartz in 2010.

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At that time the company was accused by Greenpeace of the actress Pamela Anderson as it had communicated that the interiors of its new SUV Prombron Red Diamnd Edition would also include inserts made of whale penis leather.

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No, you read that right and we're not kidding, it's all true and the Lithuanian company, given the ruckus that broke out, was forced not only to block the production of the vehicle but also to make amends.

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In fact, he used a Porsche 997 Carrera 3.6 to present a new artificially created vinyl covering that reproduced the texture of whale skin, promising that only that type of material would be used to finish the interior of his vehicles.

VERDICT

Despite the extreme absurdity of the history linked to the last Porsche, I love Janis Joplin's 365 as a convinced lover of Rock music, but which one do you prefer?

Thank you to Valentina Zanola for cooperation

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