ONE OF THE CONTEMPORARY-ART INDUSTRY’S MOST NOTED VOICES, ART CURATOR AND CRITIC JENS HOFFMANN DISCOVERS THE BEAUTY OF THE CALIFORNIA COAST IN A LEXUS LS
“This is the furthest in America we can go,” says Jens Hoffmann over coffee at San Francisco’s Tadich Grill, looking out to the city beyond. “There’s always this sense of maybe just falling off into the ocean. California is the edge of the avant-garde.” Parked in the street outside is a platinum Lexus LS 600h L, Hoffmann’s trusty steed in the 80-mile journey up the winding California coast he is about to set off on. It’s a handsome car — with its raked spindle grille, it looks sporty, knowing and a little wry — and ready for the journey ahead.