April 8, 2011

Jeff Koons BMW Art Car

"So where is the BMW Art Car Collection at home? All over the world! In particular at top global art venues such as the Louvre in Paris and the Guggenheim Museum in New York. Anyone wishing to see the entire collection of BMW bodywork designs by artists such as Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol and Jeff Koons would have had to travel right around the globe; until now. To mark the 35th anniversary of the founding of this famous collection, and for a limited period only, the complete set of 17 BMW Art Cars has been called back to the place of its birth and is being exhibited in the BMW Museum in Munich. Unique and sensational".  www.bmw-art-cars.de
Artist Jeff Coons has the honor of designing the 17th BMW Art Car. His name has been added to a legendary group of Artists. "The resulting graphic conceived by Koons – evocative of power, motion and light and rendered in the artist’s signature saturated hues on a black groud set against the car’s silver interior – will impart a dynamic appearance to the race car even when it’s standing still". www.bmwblog.com
Mr Koon's name will join the long line of accomplished artists who have created artwork for BMW:
Alexander Calder (USA) 1975 BMW 3.0 CSL
Frank Stella (USA) 1976 BMW 3.0 CSL
Roy Lichtenstein (USA) 1977 BMW 320I Group 5 Race Version
Andy Warhol (USA) 1979 BMW M1 Group 4 Race Version
Ernst Fuchs (A) 1982 BMW 635 CSi
Robert Rauschenberg (USA) 1986 BMW 635 CSi
Michael Jagamara Nelson (AUS) 1989 BMW M3 Group A Race Version
Ken Done (AUS) 1989 BMW M3 Group A Race Version
Matazo Kayama (J) 1990 BMW 535i
César Manrique (E) 1990 BMW 730i
A.R. Penck (D) 1991 BMW Z1
Esther Mahlangu (ZA) 1991 BMW 525i
Sandro Chia (I) 1992 BMW 3-Series Racing Touring Car Prototype
David Hockney (GB) 1995 BMW 850CSi
Jenny Holzer (USA) 1999 BMW V12 LMR
Olafur Eliasson (DEN) 2007 BMW H2R World Speed Record Hydrogen Car, "BMW  H2R project”
Jeff Koons (USA) 2010 BMW M3 GT2
BMW has provided an image gallery of all of the BMW Art Cars here, and amazing wallpaper images of these cars here.

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