Andy Warhol's BMW Art Car

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Andy Warhol (Pittsburgh, August 6, 1928 - New York, February 22, 1987) was one of the many top-notch artists who participated with his talent in the BMW Art Car, a project conceived by the driver and art collector French Hervé Poulain in the mid-1970s.

Warhol contributed his art on a BMW M1 in 1979. “I wanted to faithfully reproduce speed. If the car is really fast all the contours and colors will become blurry, ”said the American shortly after finishing painting the vehicle in just 23 minutes. Indeed, the colorful BMW M1 had an outstanding performance in one of the most famous races in the world: the 24 Hours of Le Mans that year. Poulain himself led it in the company of his compatriot Marcel Mignot and the German Manfred Winkelhock. The trio finished sixth overall and second in their class.


 No. The car Artist Art Car Year
1 Calder CSL.jpg Alexander Calder BMW 3.0 CSL 1975
2 Stella5.JPG Frank stella BMW 3.0 CSL 1976
3 BMW Group 5 320i Roy Lichtenstein 1977.jpg Roy Lichtenstein BMW 320i Turbo 1977
4 Warhol1.JPG Andy Warhol BMW M1 Group 4 1979
5 Ernst Fuchs Feuerfuchs.JPG Ernst fuchs BMW 635 CSi 1982
6 Rauschenberg1.JPG Robert Rauschenberg BMW 635 CSi 1986
7 Michael Nelson Jagamarra BMW Art Car.jpg Michael Nelson Jagamarra BMW M3 1989
8 1989 M3 Group A Art Car by Ken Done front.jpg Ken Done BMW M3 Group A 1989
9 Art Car no. 9, 535i Matazo Kayama, 1990.jpg Matazo Kayama BMW 535i 1990
10 BMWArtCar-Manrique.JPG Cesar Manrique BMW 730i 1990
11 1991 BMW Z1 Art Car by AR Penck high angle.jpg AR Penck BMW Z1 1991
12 BMWArtCar-Mahlangu.jpg Esther Mahlangu BMW 525i 1991
13 BMWArtCar-Chia2.jpg Sandro Chia BMW M3 GTR 1992
14 BMW Art Car no. 14, 850CSi David Hockney (1995) .jpg David Hockney BMW 850 CSi 1995
15 BMW V12 LMR.jpg Jenny holzer BMW V12 LMR 1999
16 16_OE_02_ac_gallery_image Olafur Eliasson BMW H2R 2007
17 BMW M3 GT2 Art Car-Le Mans 2010.jpg Jeff Koons BMW M3 GT2 2010




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