Albuquerque, New Mexico: Cruising San Mateo I - Chevy on a Stick

The artist's name and the people's name for this popular sculpture: a completely tiled 1950s bulgemobile high atop a tiled arch.
Address:
Gibson Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM
Directions:
On the northwest corner of San Mateo Blvd SE and Gibson Blvd SE.
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Chevy arch.

Chevy on a Stick

As a car enthusiast, I was thrilled to see the Ceramic Chevy on a Stick. The car even has ceramic curved headlights. It was my favorite site in Albuquerque.

[Queen Becky, 03/31/2017]

Chevy on a stick.

Cruising San Mateo I - Chevy on a Stick

The name of this sculpture is Cruising San Mateo I. However, it is popularly known around town as "Chevy on a Stick." It was erected as part of a street-widening project on Gibson Boulevard (at San Mateo). Some citizens objected to the cost, others to the aesthetics. However, now it has become treasured by the people, and is frequently voted "Best in 'Burque" in the local alternative newspaper, The Alibi.

[Julie Mangin, 06/13/2007]

The work of artist Barbara Grygutis, created in 1991.

Tiled Car Arch.

Tiled Car Arch

Looks like a Chevrolet Bel Air, early 1950's, covered with tile, on a tiled arch.

[Morgan Banning, 02/14/2007]

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