Since Auto Universum focuses on the 1960s, it is little wonder that we harbour a fondness for Pop Art, the leading movement of the decade. One Pop proponent was Swiss artist Peter Stämpfli who early in his career found inspiration in the automobile.
After dabbling in Post-Impressionism, Peter was inspired to change direction after viewing exhibitions of Pop works by Roy Lichtenstein and Tom Wesselmann. One of his earliest Pop-style pieces depicted the instrument panel of his newly-purchased Simca 1300.
Sticking with an automotive motif, he began to focus on exterior details.
By mid-decade, he turned his attention to wheels and tyres.
In 1969, his work began closely examined the tyre itself, exploring what would become his leitmotif.