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 Jeff Koons have all done their thing on various Bimmers.
Years ago, BMW flew its 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 bona fide art critic.
*WARNING: The following gallery contains Artist Quotes*
Pictures: Rowan Horncastle