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BMW Art Car at London Olympics

As part of the Olympic Games in London, the manufacturer BMW has met for the first time on British soil, sixteen of his fabulous cars Art Car collection.

A small exhibition open free to the public and organized with the assistance of the Institute of Contemporary Art and the city of London.

It stands at this time in the center of London, in a parking lot specially equipped to receive these 16 cars at the most extravagant design.

The BMW Art Car

The first Art Car was created in 1975 under the initiative of the French auctioneer Herve Poulin has asked the American painter Alexander Calder decorate a competition car, the BMW 3.0 CSL.

And it was at the same time the official launch of the Art Car Collection.

Since then, BMW invites renowned artists, which will create models of BMW representative of their period.

So far, these are 17 BMW cars that have been decorated by many artists from nine countries.

The London exhibition brings together 16 of these 17 cars:

1975 BMW 3.0 CSL - Alexander Calder

1976 MW 3.0 CSL - Frank Stella

1977 BMW 320i Turbo - Roy Lichtenstein

1979 BMW M1 Group 4 - Andy Warhol

1982 BMW 635 CSI - Ernst Fuchs

1986 BMW 635 CSi - Robert Rauschenberg

1989 BMW M3 Group 1 - Ken Done

1989 BMW M3 - Michael Nelson

1990 BMW 535i - Matazo Kayama

1990 BMW 730i - Cesar Manrique

1991 BMW Z1 - A. R. Penck

1991 BMW 525i - Esther Mahlangu

1992 BMW M3 GTR - Sandro Chia

1995 BMW 850 CSi - David Hockney

1999 BMW V12 LMR - Jenny Holzer

2010 BMW M3 GT2 - Jeff Koons

The BMW Art Car exhibition runs from 21 July to 4 August 2012.

You can also access the site: / bmw-artcars.php

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