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20th BMW Art Car Unveiled at the Centre Pompidou in Paris

Paris – May 21, 2024: The 20th BMW Art Car was presented to the public for the first time today at the Centre Pompidou in Paris. Designed by renowned New York-based contemporary artist Julie Mehretu, the project transforms the BMW M Hybrid V8 racecar into a performative work of art, continuing a longstanding tradition of … Read more

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Artist Frank Stella Dies

Frank Stella, whose laconic pinstripe “black paintings” of the late 1950s closed the door on Abstract Expressionism and pointed the way to an era of cool minimalism, died of lymphoma on May 4, 2024 at his home in the West Village of Manhattan. He was 87. Mr. Stella was a dominant figure in postwar American … Read more



A tribute to the BMW Art Car by Esther Mahlangu. World premiere at Frieze Los Angeles. Colour-change technology reinterprets distinctive ornamentation. Complex colours and patterns showcase future potential for customised vehicles. Munich/Los Angeles — February 29, 2024: The BMW Group presents a fusion of art and innovation at the Frieze Los Angeles art fair in … Read more

Esther Mahlangu exhibition in Cape Town

BMW celebrates artistic journey of Esther Mahlangu

Debuting in Cape Town, the Retrospective Exhibition showcases Esther Mahlangu’s lifework, featuring the artist’s BMW Art Car as a central exhibition piece. Munich/Cape Town — January 16, 2024: The Iziko Museums of South Africa and BMW are pleased to announce “Then I Knew I Was Good at Painting”: Esther Mahlangu. A Retrospective. The exhibition, curated … Read more

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Julie Mehretu will create the 20th BMW Art Car

Dynamism within a form: Internationally renowned artist Julie Mehretu will create the 20th BMW Art Car. Traditional link between racing and art continues with the start of the BMW M Hybrid V8 at the 24 Hour race of Le Mans in 2024. Munich/New York — June 28, 2023: BMW announced a collaboration today at the … Read more

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BMW brings together 9 out of 19 BMW Art Cars in Luxembourg

As a result of the collaboration between Esch2022, European Capital of Culture and BMW Group Belux, no less than 9 legendary BMW Art Cars will be exhibited at the AES steel plant in Esch-Sur-Alzette, Luxembourg from May 7 to June 14. “BMW Art Cars 9 out of 19” is a rare and exceptional exhibition dedicated … Read more

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Jeff Koons designs limited edition BMW M850i xDrive Gran Coupé

With the release of THE 8 X JEFF KOONS, the US artist has created his dream car with BMW In an exclusive edition of only 99 automobiles, a strictly limited number of the M850i xDrive Gran Coupé were created by Jeff Koons and BMW during several years of close collaboration. With THE 8 X JEFF … Read more

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BMW Art Car by Andy Warhol Turns 40

Photo shoot celebrating a special birthday: The BMW M1 Art Car by Andy Warhol “I love this car. It’s more successful than the artwork.” — Andy Warhol This was the opinion of Andy Warhol after his sweeping brush strokes had transformed the BMW M1. It took him less than half an hour to create the … Read more

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Cao Fei and John Baldessari to Create the Next BMW Art Cars

Racing tradition continues with the BMW M6 GT3 Following commissions by Jenny Holzer (1999), Olafur Elíasson (2007) and Jeff Koons (2010), the BMW Art Car series will now be continued. On the occasion of the series’ 40th anniversary, a jury of distinguished museum directors and curators chose two internationally renowned artists to design one car … Read more

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BMW Celebrates 40 Years of Art Cars

“Rolling sculptures” take to the stage around the world in 2015 Since a BMW 3.0 CSL painted by Alexander Calder lined up for the Le Mans 24-hour race exactly 40 years ago, the BMW Art Car Collection has fascinated both art and design enthusiasts as well as car and technology fans all around the world. … Read more