Dubbed the Italian Woman, the unique vehicle was created by renowned artist Malangatana Valente Ngwenya who suddenly passed away on January 5th, 2011.
Fiat has unveiled a 500 art car to celebrate the opening of a new dealership in Maputo, Mozambique.
Dubbed the Italian Woman, the unique vehicle was created by renowned artist Malangatana Valente Ngwenya who suddenly passed away on January 5th, 2011. Despite this tragedy, the car will be auctioned off and all proceeds will benefit the Malangatana Foundation which helps underprivileged citizens of the African nation.
According to a spokesperson for the Malangatana Foundation, "The recent death of Malangatana did not allow him to personally introduce his 'Italian Woman' to the world. That task instead fell to those of us that were closely involved with the project and, in a small way, allowed us to pay homage to an all-time great Africa artist, an icon in the Mozambican cultural landscape and, above all, an extraordinary human being. 'The Italian Woman' is a crowning tribute to a memorable artist's fruitful life and serves to commemorate and perpetuate his name in space and time."