New BMW Art car coming this year

Posted on Thursday, 4 February 2010 , 20:02:46 byEmil

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New BMW Art car coming this year

The BMW Art car program debuted in 1975 when Alexander Calder painted a BMW 3.0 CSL for driver Herve Poulain which was going to be piloted in the 24 hours race at Le Mans. A total of 18 cars (including the first one) were produced for the BMW Art Car program, at which renowned artists took place, including David Hockney, Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein.

Now, BMW has announced that a new BMW Art Car will be unveiled to the public later this year and that they have appointed Jeff Koons, an object designer from New York, to be the next artist for the BMW Art Car program. According to the German automaker, Jeff Koons has been lobbying them since 2003 to create an Art Car for their program.

Frank Peter Arndt, BMW board member, has stated ``Art Cars are part of the DNA of BMW's cultural engagement``. He continued by saying that ``As manifested in Koons` latest sculptural work, what unites us is the belief that nothing is impossible``.

Which car would be used or what the design would look like was not disclosed by either Jeff Koons or BMW.

Below you have a video and a huge photo gallery showing the BMW Art Car collection.

You can watch the video of the BMW Art Car program here .