Gallery: BMW’s Art Cars in London
Ferrari's splattered paint over a California, but BMW has been doing it for years. Here are its best efforts
Posted: 09 Oct 2014
BMW's Art Car project started in 1975, when French auctioneer and racing fan Herve Poulain wanted to combine his love of racing and art in one. Since then, the likes of Andy Warhol, David Hockney, Roy Lichtenstein, Jenny Holzer, Frank Stella and most recently Jeff Koons have all done their thing on various BM's. We never got past GCSE art, but we do know that BMW's Art Cars are better efforts than these from Jeremy, James and Richard.
Even so, when BMW flew their amazing Art Cars over from Germany and placed them over six floors of a public car park in the hipster-haven of Shoreditch, East London, we had to see them. We even took a few photos while we were there, just so you can tilt your head sideways, readjust the focus of your spectacles and pretend to be a proper la-di-dah art critic. So let us know what you think of the 'exhibits' below.
WARNING: From here on in contains quotes from artists. Strap on your brain.
Words and pics: Rowan Horncastle