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March 26, 2014

The Art Of Bugatti

Just opened last week at Mullin Automotive Museum in Oxnard was The Art of Bugatti. The exhibit continues through December 31, 2014.

"If you think about it, there has been no other family like them in the past 500 years—with multiple generations that have had such influence on art and design," said Peter Mullin, an insurance billionaire and collector who has a soft spot for the Art Deco period and its pieces. You could debate that, but what's not disputable is the depth and breadth of this exhibit, which features 27 Bugatti automobiles, the single-largest collection of the luxurious marques ever displayed (many of them from Mr. Mullin's private collection), and a thorough history of the family told through paintings, sculptures, furniture, manuscripts, design sketches and other heirlooms, some on display to the public for the first time.

Peter Mullins is the chairman of Petersen Automotive Museum.

Nethercutt Museum - Bugatti (9091)
A Bugatti at the Nethercutt Museum

Advance ticket ($15) purchase required. Open 10 AM to 3 PM on one or two Saturdays each month plus a few other dates. Photography is permitted. No bags of any kind. Docent-led tours at 10:45 AM and 1 PM. Also "Healies and shoes with cleats are not permitted." I think they mean Heelys.

Mullin Automotive Museum, close to the PCH. The building was originally owned by Otis Chandler, publisher of the L.A. Times from 1960 to 1980.

Filed under Art,Automotive | permalink | March 26, 2014 at 06:40 PM


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