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This year’s Drive Pink themed vehicle is a new Toyota 4Runner painted with … of all things … spray cans. Debuting such a vehicle at SEMA seems almost odd in a world of high-quality paint and exotic application processes. But you can’t argue with the results.
Texas-based Robin Adkison, better known in the world of street artisans as “Robin1000,” was busy painting street murals on sidewalks and on the sides of buildings when he was selected by celebrity and vehicle builder/designer Jeff Allen with Flat 12 Gallery to paint AutoNation’s themed vehicle.
“I’ve been painting and drawing since I was a little kid,” said Adkison. “I’ve used pencils, oil paints on canvas and spray cans on brick and concrete, but this was the first time using ‘rattle-cans’ on steel.”
The vehicle was completely stripped of its finish, then, over the course of three days, Adkison went to town with spray cans.
“[There’s] a fine line between graffiti and art,” Adkison said. “This is definitely art.”