An exhibition of over 50 paintings by 15 different artists who specialize in automobiles and motorcycles as their primary subjects of choice. Their work exemplifies the very best of today’s automotive painting and builds on the first wave of photo-realists in the ‘60’s and ‘70’s. LUSTER encompasses a broad range of cars and motorcycles from vintage vehicles from the 1940’s and before to more recent classics. During the post-World War II boom years, cheap gas and the advent of the Interstate Highway System in 1956 propelled automotive design and sales. In the 1950s, the industry reached new heights by offering consumers increased horse power for thrust and speed, and more artfully, integrated design which was dramatized in the 1960’s with features such as tail fins. LUSTER features paintings of passenger automobiles from those boom years and since, plus a range of motorcycles and racing vehicles while paying tribute to America’s love affair with cars and motorcycles.