Lorenzo Quinn likes to play with toys. His most recent sculpture, “Vroom Vroom,” which was on display at the Valencian Institute of Modern Art in Spain this past summer, features one of his favorites: a vintage Fiat 500, his first car. “It symbolizes part of my independence, my freedom and my personal growth,” Quinn says. “This was the first car I bought with the money I made in my first jobs.” When a client visiting Quinn’s studio told him “that car is too small, it looks like a toy,” the artist realized the only difference between a child and an adult is often the price of the toy. The childlike excitement he felt upon buying his first car is depicted by the hand in the sculpture. “I want to show and immortalize the innocence and excitement about little things, what makes us happy,” he says. Indeed, no one would understand Quinn’s childlike inclinations better than his own father, late actor and artist Anthony Quinn, who was featured in the February 2007 issue of AmericanStyle.