Artist Eric Herrmann completed a five month project, titled “Club 32”. The massive 5’ by 6’ original painting was commissioned by Billet Specialties, the most recognized name in the Hot Rod industry. The 32 Ford “Deuce” was built by Roy Brizio, and Glenn at Billet Specialties left the creation of the artwork up to Eric. With very little direction, only “my “32” and a hot latino chick,” Eric created “Club 32”.
“Club 32” takes a classic hot rod, the 32 Ford Deuce and places it in questionable surroundings. Most of the hot rod art I’ve seen uses the setting of an old gas station or 50’s drive inn, states Eric. This street rod, sporting 600 Horsepower was so Bad Ass I wanted to put it in a setting that would do it justice. A seedy street scene, where you could pull up on your bike or this 32’, but if you showed up in an Escalade, it would get jacked, states Eric.
As with most of Eric’s art, it’s the hidden details that tell the story. A woman at the door entry with a double barrel shotgun from the speak easy window, One Hundred dollar bills at her feet, hidden mice, and a 1959 Panhead, among other subtle details make for an interesting evening at “Club 32”.
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The Original Painting is in the corporate collection of Billet Specialties in Chicago IL. 2012