Race Cars and Explosions Inspire Design of This BMW Art Car

One thing we Germans are known for (other than our beer) is our crazy sense of style and awesome cars. This BMW just got a little more awesome, with the help of American artist Jeff Koons.

This years BMW art car has been designed by Jeff Koons, who painted it using race cars and explosions as his inspiration. The result is a BMW race car that looks like a paint plant exploded all over it, only with the brightest and most vibrant colors (none of that earth tone crap). The result of this is a car that looks incredibly badass.

“These race cars are lifelike, they are powerful and there is a lot of energy,” Koons said in a statement. “You can participate with it, add to it and let yourself transcend with its energy. There is a lot of power under that hood and I want to let my ideas transcend with the car — it’s really to connect with that power.”

If these pictures are anything to go by, the bold streaks of vibrant colors make the car look fast even while sitting at a stoplight and I imagine this is exactly what BMW was hoping for when they asked Koons to be the designer for this years car.

BMW has been occasionally inviting artists to use their cars as a canvas since 1975. Since that time, 17 cars have been painted for the company, even Andy Warhol stepped out of his factory studio to paint one.

Source: Wired

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#1
alpha
June 4th, 2010 at 6:02 am

ugly..ish

 
 
#2
Anja
June 6th, 2010 at 6:26 am

This car is PHAT!

 
 
#3
Marlene Henley
May 11th, 2011 at 12:05 pm

Yeah! That’s what art is all about! It’s colorful, festive and retro-looking. I’m sure people will be stunned if a car like this passes by. The body paint should always be checked and maintain, because there will come a time that little and unnoticeable scratches might get in the way of its exquisiteness.

 

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