Guy Overfelt


For over 15 years, Guy Overfelt's impressive body of work centered around his iconic Smokey and the Bandit 1977 Trans AM. The car is an archetypal symbol for rebuking the establishment and has been both a literal and figurative point of departure for his creativity. It's ongoing transformation as well as its byproducts , the drawings, made by doing burnouts with the rear tires on paper and linen, are surprisingly elegant. Overfelt's car as muse is rich in cultural, social and political implications and yet remains imbued with a refreshing element of humor. After nearly $150,000 engine re-dos, race fees and speeding tickets the Trans Am has now met its unfortunate end and has been crushed into a 24 inch square cube. The Oakland Museum exhibited Overfelts work in July of 2010.

video of making a burnout drawing

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Untitled (Follner parking lot no. 6), 2005, 22'' x 30'', tire rubber monoprint on modified paper
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Untitled (Follner parking lot no. 7), 2005, 22'' x 30'', tire rubber monoprint on modified paper
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Untitled (Follner parking lot no. 9), 22'' x 30'', tire rubber monoprint on modified paper
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BURNOUT ON PAPER NO. 10, 1999-2010 , 22" x 30", burnout tire rubber from my 1977 Trans AM on modified paper
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BURNOUT ON PAPER NO. 11, 1999-2010, 22" x 30", burnout tire rubber from my 1977 Trans AM on modified paper
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BURNOUT ON PAPER NO. 31, 1999-2010 , 22" x 30", burnout tire rubber from my 1977 Trans AM on modified paper