In 1975. French racer and art lover Hervé Poulain collaborated with Jochen Neerpasch, BMW’s motorsport boss at the moment. They asked Alexander Calder, an artist, to design the livery for a race vehicle.
The outcome was a colorful BMW 3.0 CSL, which 1975. raced at the 24 Hours of Le Mans
The outcome was a colorful BMW 3.0 CSL, which 1975. raced at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. It became an favorite with the spectators right away. From there the tradition of the BMW Art Car was born.
From that time till now, they revealed 16 additional BMW Art Cars . Most recent wasthe Jeff Koons BMW M3 GT2 revealed in 2010.
BMW is now ready to add to that list two more, both of them based on the M6 GT3. Vehicle number 18 are prepared by Chinese modern artist Cao Fei. Presentation will happen in the summer of 2017. Vehicle number 19 was revealed on Wednesday at Art Basel in Miami Beach.
American notional artist John Baldessari made it’s livery. It’s a bit of a snoozefest liken to creations before. We’re not trying and construe the work but can say you it owns monochrome dots on the front and roof, the word “FAST” on one side and a 3D picture of the M6 GT3 on the other.
“I like the ambiguity, having two-dimension and three-dimension at the same time,” Baldessari said of the design. “Considering the car as an icon of contemporary life, my concept turned out playfully satirical, but it also highlights some of the trademark ideas that I use.”
We hope that it will produce a bit more excitement when it beats the race track at the Rolex 24 at Daytona, racing in the GTLM class. The race will happen on weekend, starting January 28, 2017.
The M6 GT3 is the newest BMW race vehicle made as production model. It accentuates a twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V-8 restricted to 585 horsepower and a body almost completely made of carbon fiber.