BMW Art Cars Celebrate 40 Years With Their ‘Rolling Sculptures'

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German automobile manufacturer has been building stunning masterpieces for a while now. BMW was founded on 7th March, 1916 in Munich, Germany by Franz Josef Popp.

Over the years BMW has also displayed its artistic side by showcasing their BMW Art Car. It has been 40 years since they revealed their very first Art Car and have now put on display their BMW Art Car collection.

The very first BMW Art Car was based on a 3.0 CSL, which was used for Le mans 24-hour race. Artistic work on the vehicle was carried on by Alexander Calder.

Maximilian Schoberl, Senior Vice President, Corporate and Governmental Affairs, BMW Group, expressed, "The BMW Art Cars provide an exciting landmark at the interface where cars, technology, design, art and motor sport meet."

He further added, "The 40-year history of our ‘rolling sculptures' is as unique as the artists who created them. The BMW Art Cars are an essential element and core characteristic of our global cultural engagement."

They have commenced their 40th anniversary celebration at an exhibition in Hong Kong at Centre Pompidou, BMW museum and Concorso d'Eleganza. New York, Miami and Shanghai exhibitions will be by 2015-end.

BMW will showcase their first four Art Cars which have been prepared by Alexander Calder, Frank Stella, Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol. Also on display will be Jeff Koons creation of the M3 GT2.

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Story first published: Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 11:27 [IST]
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