As a result of the Art Car series, BMW has had a role in some of the most beautiful cars ever seen on the race track. There are more to come.
“I worked every day on this car for about six months,” said Jeff Koons recently, waving a hand across his BMW M3 GT2 Art Car at Art Basel Miami Beach. The 58-year-old artist was in town to unveil his work of auto art, which rolled onto Floridian soil this month for its North American debut.
Centuries ago, porcelain was born from fire in China, and today its fine sheen continues to elevate the common plate to a higher realm. By way of this baptism by fire comes Bernardaud, which recently debuted a new collection to celebrate its 150th anniversary.
At first glance, the German sedan seemed out of place amidst the displays by prestigious art galleries from around the world. But upon closer consideration, it made perfect sense. After all, the concept of canvas has changed dramatically over the years, and if a dress made of meat can be considered art, then surely a 1991 BMW 525i fits the definition just as well, if not better.
Long before the Material Girl, Andy Warhol was fabricating his own material world. Artist, publisher of Interview, and seigneur of the Factory, where films were made and superstars were born, Warhol broke the mold of the serious artist dedicated to a higher calling.