About the Project

Automotive Votive was a traveling diorama inspired by advertising trucks that display enlarged images of bottles of liquor. The Kunst Brother’s project, however, strove to express a very different message as a transitory icon commenting on a lost tradition of community ritual and art in Western civilization.


Sites visited included Tompkins Square Park, Lower Manhattan, Long Island City, Flushing Meadow Park, Staten Island, Prospect Park, Upper Manhattan, Harlem, Bronx Park, South Brooklyn, and Coney Island.




The Kunst Brothers (Tom Leeser and Alison Saar)

Automotive Votive

New York City