The Fruitmobile

Artist:

Jackie Harris

About the Entry:

In 1984, Kit and Carl Detering donated a 1967 Ford station wagon to The Orange Show Foundation to be auctioned at the Orange Show's annual gala. Houston artist Jackie Harris transformed the car into a mobile work of art with a budget of $800 for paint and plastic fruit. The "Fruitmobile" was donated back to the foundation by the group of six who purchased it. The Fruitmobile is one of the most iconic Art Cars in the world, and has provided inspiration for many artists through the years to create their own astounding works of art.