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Jay Koka ORIGINALS: 2004

Art Imitating Life Imitating Art
acrylic on canvas, 60x36" (150x90cm), Private Collection
Aside from being one of the more complex paintings I've executed, this, to me, is just a very good piece of work. The general idea came to me while I saw a Diablo actually parked in that spot in Carmel. The concept of the paintings within paintings as well as the contents of the gallery however came later. I've always been very fond of visual puzzles and this is one of my favourites. A very large and very detailed 60x36" acrylic on canvas. This painting was filmed by "Car Crazy" during its premiere at the 2004 AFAS Pebble Beach art exhibition.
PUBLISHED

Cannon Road
Jay Koka, acrylic on canvas, 36x48" (90x120cm), Private Collection
Cannon Road is a road that runs off of Highway 101 near Prunedale on the way to the Monterrey Penninsula, the home of the Pebble Beach Concours in California. A very large acrylic on canvas original featuring the equally spectacular Ferrari Daytona Spyder. The painting is a 2004 AFAS Pebble Beach Art Exhibit premiere.
PUBLISHED

ML Liquors
Jay Koka, acrylic on canvas, 36x48" (90x120cm), Private Collection
ML Liquors is a "real" store located on Highway 1 on the way to the Monterrey Penninsula, the home of the Pebble Beach Concours in California. A very large acrylic on canvas original featuring the Ferrari 355 Spyder. The painting is a 2004 AFAS Pebble Beach Art Exhibit premiere.
PUBLISHED

Sweet Rides
Jay Koka, acrylic on tempered masonite, 18x24" (45x60cm), Private Collection
This painting captures the convergence of three very "sweet rides" and combines a "few of my favorite things"... ...a Ferrari Daytona Coupe and two wonderful Greavettes. The words "rakish lines" had to have been invented for the boat on the left. I can't possibly add anything new to the comments that have been made on the Daytona so I'll just mention that the two fabulous boats are from Greavette. Long a fan of wooden boats, I was surprised to find that some of the very best were built not 200 miles from my home in the Muskoka lakes region. Greavette Boats of Gravenhurst Ontario Canada built boats from 1936 to the 50's. Thankfully many survive to this day and cruise the Muskoka lakes to the enjoyment of all.
PUBLISHED



Charleston 1
Jay Koka, acrylic on tempered masonite, 24x20" (60x50cm), Private Collection
Old-town Charleston, especially below Broad Street, is well known for its superb homes. This one, on Legare St is no exception. Jay Koka: "I was attracted to the home primarly because of two things: first, the superb wrought iron gate and second, the stucco wall that has over the decades taken on a beautiful patina caused by water damage, repairs and many repaintings. This Rolls and this house have probably never met, but they should have because the car and the house were made for each other." A superbly detailed acrylic on tempered masonite that captures the feel of the town and features a 1937 Rolls-Royce Henley Roadster Phantom III with coachwork by Brewster.
PUBLISHED

Charleston 2
Jay Koka, acrylic on tempered masonite, 24x20" (60x50cm), Private Collection


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Charleston 3
Jay Koka, acrylic on tempered masonite, 22x24" (55x60cm), Private Collection
Old-town Charleston, especially below Broad Street, is well known for its superb homes. This row of homes is on South Battery, facing Battery Park and the Ashley River. Jay Koka: "What caught my eye about this group of homes is the way they seem to march down the road. The verandahs on each house, while very individual, create an interesting visual pattern." A superbly detailed acrylic on tempered masonite that captures the feel of the town and features the awesome "Enzo Ferrari". This is the third in a series of paintings based on Charelston, SC settings.
PUBLISHED

Concorso d'Italia at Meadow Brook (poster art)
Jay Koka, acrylic on canvas, Private Collection


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Eyes on Design 2004
Jay Koka, acrylic on canvas, 36x48" (90x120cm), Private Collection
Featuring the LeMans race-winning Gulf GT40's, this painting is the original for the 2004 Eyes on Design Automotive Design Exhibition, located at the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House in Grosse Pointe Shores, near Detroit. The painting features the car which won Lemans twice, once as #6 and later as #9. The working title of this painting is "Race Study 3" renamed by the organizers (not me) as "An American Moment at LeMans".
PUBLISHED (not by Studio)

Streamliner (Greavette)
Jay Koka, acrylic on canvas, Private Collection


NOT PUBLISHED