BMW Art Cars are the result of the encounter between art and motor racing. To celebrate the 40th anniversary of this union, BMW has just announced not one but two new vintages.
Chinese artist Cao Fei and American artist John Baldessari are the new chosen ones to give free rein to their imagination on the body of a BMW. Not just any since it is the very last M6 GT3 that will be offered to customer teams. This nomination was made by a jury of eminent museum directors and curators. The announcement was made on November 19 at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York.
Notably, these last two artists will be respectively the youngest and the oldest participating in this initiative. Their work will take place next year and both copies will be presented in museums in 2017.
These two new Art Cars will be the 18th and 19th of a long line. Since 1975, BMW has enjoyed working with artists to present BMWs with unique and quirky bodywork in museums and on tracks around the world. The first was a 3.0 CSL decorated by Alexander Calder. Subsequently, several racing models and names followed one another including Jenny Holzer (1999), Olafur Eliasson (2007) or Jeff Koons (2010).
Source : BMW