BMW is showing Andy Warhol Art Car at Paris Photo at LA

Article by Anita Panait, on April 23, 2013

BMW is exhibiting the M1 BMW Art Car by Andy Warhol at the inaugural fair of Paris Photo at LA's Paramount Pictures Studios. The M1 BMW Art Car was created by Warhol in 1979. The vehicle was originally raced in Le Mans and Warhol wanted to provide a “vivid depiction of speed.” He remarked that if a car is really fast, all contours and colors will become blurred.

Since 1975, famous artists from around the world have designed BMW automobiles of their times, each of which made their artistic statements. The 17 exhibits created for the Art Car Collection until now include works by artists like Roy Lichtenstein, Frank Stella, Robert Rauschenberg, Jenny Holzer, David Hockney, Jeff Koons and Olafur Eliasson.  The Art Cars are reflections of the cultural and historical development of art, design, and technology. 

They have been presented by major museums around the world, including the Guggenheim and the Louvre. BMW will also exhibit a mini series of Burlesque Style Photos with the 6 Series Gran Coupe by world renowned German photographer Uwe Düttmann.

Four photos showcasing the 650i Gran Coupe in a retro setting celebrate film noir and the exceptional sensuality of the best of burlesque being shown opposite one of today’s most advanced vehicle. The burlesque style photos were taken two years ago at a Hollywood studio and a private movie set outside of Los Angeles, California.

The shoot resulted to 15 different photographs inside and outside the Gran Coupé, featuring two models acting out signature burlesque poses. The pictures will be presented within an environment that pays tribute to their origins. The photos are at the fair for the very first time. Ludwig Willisch, President and CEO, BMW of North America, remarked that BMW is pleased to be involved in the inaugural Paris Photo LA. He added that they are particularly looking forward to bringing out the Andy Warhol art car and to unveiling their new photos.

Topics: bmw

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Recommended

Imagine a sports car morphing into an SUV. Chevrolet initially revealed the FNR Concept at the previous Shanghai Auto Show in 2015. For this year, Chevy once again graces the...
by - April 22, 2017
From the moment FCA kicked off with its 3-month-long ad campaign until the day it unveiled the new Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, folks have been guessing what the exact figures...
by - April 22, 2017
Some people may think Audi Sport is a new company but it is in fact the motorsport division of Audi combined with the best of what Quattro GmbH can offer....
by - April 21, 2017
It is not a big secret that premium customers in China have a strong penchant for luxury cars with a spacious interior. In particular, premium customers in China purchase luxury...
by - April 21, 2017
Chinese automaker Chery did not leave a good impression last time they were in Australia - due to its cheap design. But this year, Chery showcases its new Tiggo Sport...
by - April 21, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries