Missouri artist Ray Harvey‘s latest piece is not a canvas or one of his outstanding murals. Harvey has painted this vintage lawn chair, which will be presented for bidding at Viva Cuba’s annual silent Chair-i-table Auction, on May 14 at the Route 66 Mural City Party at the KC Hall in Cuba, Missouri. The chair is titled “USA-1.”
To prepare the chair, Jim Montgomery’s Autobody sandblasted the chair and painted it with automobile paint to prepare the surface for Harvey’s design. Harvey also finished the chair with a protective finish.
Harvey who painted the Bette Davis mural and the History at the 4-Way Mural on the 1931 Phillips 66 station, as well as other murals for various businesses in Cuba, often uses classic cars in his murals. On this chair he has paired Route 66 theme and a the grill of a 50s Corvette.
All the artists’ chairs or tables for auction will be on display throughout the evening’s event and available for silent bids. Bidding ends at 9:00 pm with active bidding able to play out until the last bid. This year’s auction should be an interesting bonus to the Route 66 Mural City Party. All proceeds from the auction and event will benefit Viva Cuba’s Mural Project and other community betterment projects.
Only 300 tickets are sold for the evening’s dinner , dance, and the drawing where one lucky winner will take home $10,000. Only a few tickets are left for purchase.
Below are a few other of Harvey’s car-inspired works.
View “Classic Cars take their place in Cuba, Missouri’s public art offerings” for more of Harvey’s work.