Seventeen BMW Art Cars in 35 years. Stunning looks, stunning performance, and now their most stunning back drop ever. The Jeff Koons M3 GT2 race car that competed in the 2010 24 Hours of Le Mans was air lifted to one of the most beautiful spots on earth, Pulpit Rock in Norway August 21st of this year.
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According to the video, the placement of the Koons Art car was an artistic tribute Norway’s painter Edvard Munch. His 1895 painting “The Scream” just sold for $119.9 million at a Sotheby’s auction this May. Munch’s creation is to be displayed at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in NYC for six months starting October 24th, according to The LA Times.
The Jeff Koons’ 500 bhp M3 GT2 Art Car was most recently displayed in London for two weeks. This was part of the Institute of Contemporary Arts 2012’s Festival, a 12 week celebration bringing artists from across the world together with the very best of the United Kingdom.
Here’s our write up of the Jeff Koons’ M3 GT2 race car which debuted in Paris June 2010. The article gives more insight to the process of this particular Art Car’s aesthetic and aerodynamic design and how the Andy Warhol of today designed it.
Art in motion – a shot of the GT2 M3 Art Car at the 2010 LeMans where it was driven by Andy Priaulx, Dirk Muller and Dirk Werner and carried the number 79 honoring Andy Warhol’s BMW Art car of 1979.
The BMW Art Car collection, initiated over 35 years ago, features BMW cars transformed by some of the world’s leading artists including: Alexander Calder, Frank Stella, Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, Ernst Fuchs, Robert Rauschenberg, M.J Nelson, Ken Done, Matazo Kayama, Cesar Manrique, Jeff Koons, A.R Penck, Esher Mahlangu, Sandro Chia, Jenny Holzer and David Hockney.
For an online tour of the BMW Art Car Collection, visit: www.bmw-artcartour.com
Designed by some of the most astonishing modern artists, BMW Art cars make an incredible mobile canvas. Further, BMW keeps coming up with some of the worlds most iconic and beautiful spots to display them. Can’t wait to see their next backdrop!