simon bull aston martin art car
satoko by simon bull


This 2020 Aston Martin Vantage nicknamed “Cupcake” is the mascot for owner Simon Bull’s MEUSE gallery in Carmel. The car has become a familiar sight around the Carmel area and is often to be seen parked outside MEUSE gallery on a sunny afternoon.

Aston Martin’s principles of purity and beautiful proportion remain uncompromised. Ever since the nameplate launched in the 1950s as an upgrade to the DB2, Vantage has been synonymous with performance, becoming Aston Martin’s flagship sports car. A 0-60 mph time of 3.5 seconds and a top speed of 195 mph made the 503 hp V8 Vantage the UK’s first true supercar.

The distinctive car-wrap that makes “Cupcake” unique was created from an original painting by artist and owner Simon Bull, entitled “Satoko”. The painting is an abstraction inspired by floating cherry blossom and one of many pieces by the artist on this theme.

The Cupcake nickname comes from a poem written by the artist’s neighbor, who was passing by one morning and inspired to poetry by the sight of this striking car in the driveway.

“A ride such as this
Gives new meaning to bliss
Turquoise and pink
Fried eggs on the brink
And perhaps a cupcake or two? … “

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