Raging Bulls

MixedMedia / Acrylic on Canvas
on 1.8” / 45 mm Wooden Museum Frame
63” x 51” / 160 x 130 cm

Lamborghini was founded in Cento, Ferrara in 1948. Production concentrated on tractors which were urgently needed after the war.


It was 1962 before the company Automobili Lamborghini was established, and sports cars were produced in limited volumes from 1964. The company is located in Sant’Agata Bolognese between Bologna and Modena. The first vehicles constructed were the 350 GT. Performance of the 12-cylinder car far surpassed that of contemporary Ferrari models.


A legendary bull became the symbol of the company: Murciélago. He had survived a bullfight in 1879 with 24 lance wounds, after which his life was spared.


The Miura was unveiled in 1966, a car which achieved cult status. Ever since, all vehicles (with a few exceptions) have borne the names of fighting bull breeding ranches or famous bulls.


The Volkswagen subsidiary Audi AG took over the company in 1998. One current model is the Aventador LP 700-4 which was unveiled in 2011 as the successor to the Murciélago. The adjunct “LP” given to many models stands for longitudinale posteriore and indicates the rear longitudinal mounting of the engine.