Since 1975, prominent artists from throughout the world have designed BMW art cars, all making extremely different artistic statements. The seventeen exhibits created for the Art Car Collection now include works by well-known artists such as Frank Stella, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg, David Hockney, Jenny Holzer, Olafur Eliasson and Jeff Koons. The Art Cars reflect the cultural and historical development of art, design, and technology and have been presented by major museums around the world, including the Guggenheim and the Louvre.
German Grand Prix, 2008, BMW M1 Procar Andy Warhol ©BMW AG
At the inaugural fair of Paris Photo at LA’s Paramount Pictures Studios, BMW will show the M1 BMW Art Car by Andy Warhol, created by the pop artist in 1979, as well as showing rare footage of the making of this work. Originally raced in Le Mans, Warhol in his own words meant to “give a vivid depiction of speed. If a car is really fast, all contours and colors will become blurred.”
BMW will also present a mini series of Burlesque Style Photos with the 6 Series Gran Coupe by internationally renowned German photographer Uwe Düttmann. Four photos showcasing the 650i Gran Coupe in a retro setting celebrate film noir as well as the extraordinary sensuality of the best of burlesque.
Paris Photo, the world’s most celebrated art fair for works created in the photographic medium, will take place at Paramount Pictures Studios in LA 26-28th April 2013.