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Art: Park your car in style this Bank Holiday

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By REBECCA JARVEST

Planning on shopping this weekend? Now even your car can enjoy a stylish day out thanks to Simon Claridge. The artist has transformed the underground parking spaces of Q-Park Oxford Street into a striking art installation.

Inspired by style icons, the artwork plays on Claridge’s signature portraits depicting the superstars of then and now, from Marilyn Monroe to Kate Moss. The piece has been conceived in collaboration with Alfa Romeo, the flamboyant car manufacturer responsible for Jeremy Clarkson’s favourite rides, lending a touch of sexy Italian flair to the event.

Simon Claridge has transformed the underground parking spaces of Q-Park Oxford Street into a striking art installation

Simon Claridge has transformed the underground parking spaces of Q-Park Oxford Street into a striking art installation

With his trademark ‘Diamond Dust’ finish, the artist’s work oozes London glam. The red logo overlaid on a montage of black and white images acts like red lipstick – a bold splash of colour that makes all the difference.

The installation can be seen throughout the long weekend alongside a temporary gallery of Claridge’s work in Motor Village Marylebone at 105 Wigmore Street.

Anyone who parks in the stylish spaces during the installation will also receive a 50% discount on their parking charge from Q Parks.

Who knew parking could look so good. This art lover is off to find her car keys…