We Talk To Max Grundy About His SEMA ’14 Piece “Chemical City Coupe”

Earlier last month Max Grundy announced the arrival of his first of four SEMA Show art pieces. The title of this piece was dubbed “Chemical City Coupe” and the ghastly shades of green really caught our eye. Check out the Q&A we recently had with Max in order to learn more about his newest piece, what inspired him to create it, and what else he has in store for his 2014 SEMA Show run of artwork.

Rod Authority: What was your inspiration for the design?

Max Grundy: “While on a recent trip to Detroit for the Autorama show I fell in love with a hot rod called the Chemical City Coupe that was on display at the show. It was a really cool unique car that seemed to have that Detroit edge. I became friends with the owner, Dave Gray, and told him I’d like to draw the car when the opportunity came along. Fast forward to about a month ago–I was submitting designs to SEMA for this year’s art and they decided they liked the sketch that had Dave Gray’s car in it. The rest is history.”

RA: Tell us about the dynamic composition of the ’32 and B-17 bomber.

Max: “My main design goal was a sort of pairing of icons, a ’32 Ford and B-17 bomber that moved forward together in motion thus creating a synergy of power and strength. The factory in the background was inspired by the illustration painted on the car’s grille. This grille is only displayed when the car is at a show.”

RA: What colors were used?

Max: “I stuck with my standard black, white, and grays, then I brought in a couple bright colors to create the propaganda feeling. In this instance, I used a set of sage greens that have interested me lately.

RA: This is one of four prints for the 2014 SEMA Show. Can you hint at what the next three will be?

Max: “There will be two muscle/pony car prints and one with a custom/truck robot combo.

Rod Authority would like to extend its thanks to Max for taking the time to give us some background on “Chemical City Coupe.”

Check him out an Facebook and give him a Like to stay up to date with the artist’s latest endeavors. We look forward to checking out the rest of Max’s 2014 SEMA Show prints as they become available. If you dig the “Chemical City Coupe” piece be sure to head over to Max’s homepage where you can purchase a signed limited edition print. The dimension of this print is a standard frame size of 18 x 24″ and features a seven color silkscreen with UV coating. Be sure to act fast as this is a limited run of 350 prints!

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Andrew Almazan

Andrew Almazan is a graduate of CSULB with a degree in English and a passion for traditional kustoms and hot rods. His first exposure to out of this world vehicles was through the prevalent low rider, baja bug, and kustom culture of LA county.
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