Tag: BMW Art Car
BMW has launched a website dedicated to its Art Car collection, which features a virtual video overview of the history and development of the artworks.
BMW has unveiled its 17th Art Car, created by American artist Jeff Koons. The sportscar - which will race at the 24 Hours of Le Mans - has an exterior with bright colors evocative of power, motion and energy and a silver-colored interior.
The sixth Bmw Art Car was created by Robert Rauschenberg in 1986. The artist used photographic methods to transfer images, including famous classical paintings, to the car.
In 1982 Austrian painter Ernst Fuchs created the fifth Bmw Art Car, a 635 CSi. He took his inspiration from a dream he had when he was young.
The fourth Bmw Art Car was created in 1977 by the Pop Art legend Andy Warhol who, unlike the previous artists, worked directly on the full-scale vehicle and painted the car himself.
In 1977 Roy Lichtenstein turned a BMW 320i into a piece of his art that was driven by Poulain and Mignot at Le Mans 24-hour race and finished 9th overall and first in class.
The second Bmw Art Car was created by Frank Stella, an American artist and a passionate motor racing fan, who used a black and white square grid pattern taking inspiration from the technical graph-paper.
Created by American sculptor Alexander Calder for his friend Herve Poulain, the BMW 3.0 CSL became the first piece of art of an exclusive and unique collection.
Bmw is celebrating the 30th anniversary of its Art Cars Collection and the 16th Art Car will be unveiled during the next weeks. We take this chance to chronicle the story of this unique collection, with a series of daily articles.