Andy Warhol - 1979 BMW M1
Alice wrote a post
about BMW art cars back in June, and I'm happy to announce that they have arrived in LA! Four BMW Art Cars, designed by Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg, Frank Stella, and Andy Warhol, will be on display at the LACMA for two weeks starting February 12th to February 24th.
The Art Cars have been touring around the world and have stopped in Korea, India, and Russia. After their stop at the LACMA, the Art Cars will travel to New York, and Mexico. Rare, behind-the-scenes footage of the four cars will also be on display and will include videos of a young Warhol constructing his car, and Frank Stella and Robert Rauschenberg discussing their inspirations and influences.
The BMW Art Car Project was originally conceived by the French racecar driver Hervé Poulain, who in 1975 commissioned American artist Alexander Calder to paint his BMW racing car. Since then, prominent artists throughout the world have joined the cast of Calder, Stella, Warhol, Lichtenstein and Rauschenberg, and have designed sixteen BMW Art Cars, based on both racing and production vehicles.
The most recent contributors to the BMW Art Car program are David Hockney (1995), Jenny Holzer (1999), and Olafur Eliasson (2007). New artists are chosen by a panel of international judges, and BMW is currently in discussions for the development of the seventeenth art car.
Roy Lichtenstein - 1977 BMW 320i Group 5
Frank Stella - 1976 BMW 3.0 CSL
Robert Rauschenberg - 1986 BMW 635 CSi
Dates and hours:
Exhibit runs from February 12th to February 24th.
Monday: 12 noon–8 pm
Tuesday: 12 noon–8 pm
Thursday: 12 noon–8 pm
Friday: 12 noon–9 pm
Saturday: 11 am–8 pm
Sunday: 11 am–8 pm
The BMW Art Cars will be on view in the BP Grand Entrance, a free-admission area of the museum campus.
BMW Art Cars website
Los Angeles County Museum of Art website
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