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Jeff Koons Presented US Debut of his BMW Art Car at Art Basel in Miami Beach 5
Dec
Posted by Darryl in Art Basel, Auto Addiction, auto show, Automotive, BMW, BMW Art Car, BMW Art Car Collection, Events, Miami on 12 5th, 2013
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We know first hand how happening Miami, Florida is and the latest Art Basel event is nothing short of spectacular, especially when you consider Jeff Koons heading up the US Debut of his BMW Art Car at the prestigious event. BMW Art Cars have been a tradition for many years and the North American premier of Koons’ BMW Art Car, the M3 GT2 race car happen to take place in sunny Miami, FL kicking off on the opening of Art Basel, an art stage for modern and contemporary works. We have supplied many images captivating the stunning BMW Art Cars, which will remain on display at Miami Beach Botanical Garden until December 8th.

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Miami, FL – December 4, 2013 . . . Artist Jeff Koons and supermodel Karolína Kurková presented the North American premiere of Koons’ BMW Art Car, the M3 GT2 race car on December 4th, the night of the opening day of Art Basel in Miami Beach.  The unveiling happened during a BMW reception in the Miami Beach Botanical Garden where Koons and Marc Spiegel, Director of Art Basel spoke.

At the event, Koons remarked: “I always enjoyed the Art Cars – Warhol’s Car, Roy Lichtenstein’s car, Stella’s, Calder’s – all the cars have always been fantastic. I just wanted to participate. The art world is like a family and I wanted to also be involved in this dialogue of designing an Art Car. Today I’m proud that this car is there alongside their work too.”

Jeff Koons’ BMW Art Car will remain on display at Miami Beach Botanical Garden, across the entrance from the South Beach Convention Center at 2000 Convention Center Drive, until finally of the fair on December 8, 2013.

Another legendary “rolling sculpture”, created by Andy Warhol, will be on display in Art Basel’s Collectors Lounge. The pop art icon painted a BMW M1 that raced in the 24-hour race at Le Mans in 1979.

The BMW Art Car Collection started when French racing driver and auctioneer Hervé Poulain invited his friend Alexander Calder to design his BMW Le Mans 24-hour race car in 1975 and so the BMW Art Car was born. Since then some of the greatest names in contemporary art have been added to the collection creating a wide range of artistic interpretations and there are now 17 BMW Art Cars in total.

During Art Basel in Miami Beach, the BMW i8, the i brand’s high performance plug-in hybrid, will also make its East Coast debut, at a reception at the SLS Hotel in South Beach on December 5, 2013.

BMW has been a partner of Art Basel in Miami Beach since its inception and also provides the VIP shuttle service for the fair.



Avid Enthusiast Visits BMW Art Car Collection – London Exhibition Gallery 31
Jul
Posted by Malcolm Hogan in Automotive, BMW, BMW Art Car, BMW Art Car Collection, London 2012 Olympics on 07 31st, 2012

One avid reader of Automotive Addicts recently took a trip to London to partake of the 2012 Summer Olympic activities. During his trip, he stop by the BMW Art Car exhibition showing cars by 16 international artists on over six floors in the NCP Car Park on Great Eastern Street in Shoreditch.

The exhibition of BMW Art Cars will be on display until August 4th and will include several world-renowned vehicles ranging from the year 1975 to 2010. Some of the vehicles in the gallery below you will recognize and others you may have never seen.

For anyone in the area who may be enjoying the Olympics, even if you are not a car enthusiast, we strongly urge you to take time out to view the one-of-a-kind BMW Art Car Collection.

We would like to personally thank Demir H. for sharing his BMW Art Car Collection images with us.

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