Yes, that hydro you just hit might have been laced with something, but no, you’re not hallucinating. Dubbed “The MINI Aldridge Special”, The MINI Cooper pictured above is part of legendary artist Alan Aldridge new exhibit, The Man With Kaleidoscope Eyes, currently on display in London’s Design Museum.
Aldridge, who is most famous for his work as an album cover artist for the likes of The Rolling Stones, The Who, and Mr. Subtly himself, Elton John, created the MINI Aldridge Special in part to celebrate the MINI’s 50th birthday in 2009. Described as a “retrospective display” of Aldridge’s past work, the MINI Aldridge Special is a recreation of a similar MINI piece by Aldridge, featured on the cover of Sunday Times Magazine in 1965.
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Like its predecessor, the MINI Aldridge Special depicts the alternating characteristics of both the male and the female gender with the driver’s side of the car devoted to the masculine, and the passengers side, the feminine.
The MINI Aldridge Special will remain on display through January 2009 for the duration of The Man With Kaleidoscope Eyes exhibit before making its grand appearance in May at the global MINI event, MINI United.