Andy Warhol Bmw Art Car
On the 40th anniversary of this rolling work of art munich based automotive photographer stephan bauer was given the opportunity to shoot the mid engine sports car in a unique setting. Anybody who declares soup cans to be a work of art or suggest closing a whole department store and keeping it as a museum for posterity must be unable to sense any conflict between functional technology and.
In keeping with andy warhols view of art a car as a rolling work of art is more typical than unusual.
Andy warhol bmw art car. Since calders work of art many other renowned artists throughout the world have created bmw art cars including david hockney jenny holzer roy lichtenstein robert rauschenberg frank stella and andy warhol. Andy warhol and the bmw art car. Perhaps this occurred to andy warhol when bmw asked him to paint its m1 group 4 race car in 1977.
In 1979 andy warhol was commissioned to create the fourth car in bmws original art car collection. The car was photographed in an old factory building in cologne germany a space intended to suggest warhols factory the manhattan studio where the former commercial artist created partied and influenced a generation of pop culture stars and hangers on. Warhol already a superstar was.
It took him less than half an hour to create the fourth exhibit in the bmw art car collection. The bmw m1 art car by andy warhol celebrates 40th anniversary. Sometimes the only way to high art is through deep pockets.
To date a total of 19 bmw art cars based on both racing and regular production vehicles have been created. 40 years later enthusiasm for the. Using an m1 race car he created what would become one of the companys most eye catching designs.
The legendary bmw m1 art car by andy warhol is art in its most dynamic form. Bmw went through its back pages a bit this month when it rolled out the 1979 andy warhol art car for a photoshoot.