BMW Art Cars

17 | Jeff Koons

BMW Art Car: 2010 BMW M3 GT2

BMW Art Car: 2010 BMW M3 GT2 This BMW M3 GT2 was aesthetically reworked by the US artist Jeff Koons and is the latest model in the BMW Art Cars series. It was unveiled to the world at the Centre Pompidou in Paris in June 2010 – to great acclaim! The media and art magazines […]

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16 | Olafur Eliasson

BMW Art Car: 2007 BMW H2R Project

BMW Art Car: 2007 BMW H2R Project How are the automobile industry and global warming related? The Danish artist Olafur Eliasson confronted a number of critical issues in generating his Art Car design. The bodywork of the BMW H2R, a hydrogen-powered car used to set speed records while also attempting to develop forward-thinking environmental friendliness, […]

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15 | Jenny Holzer

BMW Art Car: 1999 BMW V12 LMR

BMW Art Car: 1999 BMW V12 LMR Update: February 2, 2013 – Images added Update: February 2, 2013 – Video added Protect me from what I want. This and other provocative messages glare at the beholder from the otherwise white bodywork of the 15th Art Car. Instead of chrome, a light and shiny foil was used for […]

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14 | David Hockney

BMW Art Car: 1995 BMW 850 CSi

BMW Art Car: 1995 BMW 850 CSi On April 20, 1995 the British born artist David Hockney placed his signature on the BMW 850CSi marking the completion of the 14th Art Car and several months of hard work. The artist aimed to portray the very innermost depths of the car. The result was an automobile […]

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13 | Sandro Chia

BMW Art Car: 1992 BMW 3-Series Racing Prototype

BMW Art Car: 1992 BMW 3-Series Racing Prototype Italian born painter Sandro Chia was contracted to paint a touring racing car prototype from the BMW 3 series. The silhouettes and portraits on the paintwork challenge the observer to consider looking at himself in the mirror. “A car is a coveted object in our society.” Chia […]

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12 | Esther Mahlangu

BMW Art Car: 1991 BMW 525i

BMW Art Car: 1991 BMW 525i The 12th Art Car was the first to have been signed by a woman. This is not the only fact that makes this BMW 525i so special. The South African artist Esther Mahlangu coated the bodywork of the car with the bright colors and clearly distinguishable ornamental shapes typical […]

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11 | A.R. Penck

BMW Art Car: 1991 BMW Z1

BMW Art Car: 1991 BMW Z1 There is a total of 8,000 BMW Z1s all over the world, but only one like this. German artist A.R. Penck made sure of that by transforming this particular vehicle into a unique work of art. This bright red Art Car has been adorned with various symbols and images […]

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10 | César Manrique

BMW Art Car: 1990 BMW 730i

BMW Art Car: 1990 BMW 730i It’s a shame this Art Car can’t be seen out on the streets. How different the world would look with colourful cars! A question the Spanish artist, César Manrique probably asked himself. He certainly believed that, as everyday objects, cars play an essential role in the appearance of our […]

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09 | Matazo Kayama

BMW Art Car: BMW 535i

BMW Art Car: 1990 BMW 535i The Japanese artist, Matazo Kayama, was presented with a six cylinder in-line engine, 211 bhp BMW 535i to serve as a fresh canvas for his creation. He based his Art Car design on a contract piece done for Tokyo National Museum of Arts. However, by using airbrush techniques he […]

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08 | Ken Done

BMW Art Car: 1989 BMW M3 Group A Race Version

BMW Art Car: 1989 BMW M3 Group A Race Version What do BMW Art Cars 7 and 8 have in common? Both were created using the same model – a BMW M3 racing car – and both were adorned with the work of Australian artists. Anyone looking for visual similarities will do so in vain, […]

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