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918 at LeByblos | Carter Lincoln | NAIAS 2017



918 at Le Byblos by Jay Koka
"918 at Le Byblos" (click to enlarge)
918 at Le Byblos
Title: "918 at Le Byblos"
by Jay Koka, © 2016
44”w x 30”, acrylic on canvas, Hirschmann Collection

2016 was the year for the Porsche 918's appearance in Jay Koka's work: "918 on Ocean", "The Drift No3" and now "918 at Le Byblos". Completed for a Swiss client, the painting features Le Byblos (Hotel Byblos), a boutique hotel in Saint-Tropez which featured prominently in the client's youth.

Jay Koka: "Many are surprized to hear that a matte finish car is much more challenging to render than a "shiny" one. This is because the shape of the car is in many ways defined by highlights and reflections which are, of course, absent without the "shine". The complication of this painting was doubled by the fact that the car is dark grey, the image is backlit and it is late night."


918 on Ocean (tap to view)


The Drift No3 (tap to view)



Carter Lincoln at Rockefeller Center
"Carter Lincoln at Rockefeller Center" (click to enlarge)
Carter Lincoln at Rockefeller Center
Title: "Carter Lincoln at Rockefeller Center"
by Jay Koka, © 2016
30”w x 35”, acrylic on canvas, Larry Carter Collection

The 1932 Lincoln KB LeBaron Roadster, an icon of the art deco era, is presented in an equally iconic setting of the Rockefeller Center in this privately commissioned work. Jay Koka: "I already know the car so I spent a lot of time thinking about the background. Some cars, like this Lincoln embody the very design concepts of an era and so I like to place the car in a complimentary setting. Constructed during the Great Depression’s worst years, the Rockefeller Center project gainfully employed over 40,000 people. When it officially opened in May 1933, it held true to the developing team’s belief that art was an act of good citizenship. 30 Rockefeller Plaza boasted a grand lobby decorated by accomplished European artists, Frank Brangwyn and José Maria Sert."


NAIAS 2017 by Jay Koka
NAIAS 2017 (click to enlarge)
North American International Auto Show 2017
Title: "NAIAS 2017"
by Jay Koka, © NAIAS 2016
34”w x 44”, acrylic on canvas, NAIAS

Jay Koka has been commissioned by the North American International Auto Show to create the art for the 2017 event.

Held in Detroit at Cobo Hall, the annual show in mid-January (14-22) features the largest concentration of the world’s top automotive and technology executives, designers, engineers and thought leaders, The North American International Auto Show serves as the global stage for companies to debut brand defining vehicles and industry-shaping announcements.