World premiere of BMW Art Car by John Baldessari at Art Basel in Miami Beach 2016

Miami Beach December 1st (PROTEXT/ots)

On the occasion of this year’s Art Basel in Miami Beach, the BMW Art Car by John Baldessari celebrated its world premiere on November 30. The 19th vehicle of the BMW Art Car Collection was designed by the American master of conceptual art and revealed in the presence of the artist himself, Ludwig Willisch, President and CEO, BMW of North America, and Jens Marquardt, Director BMW Motorsport, at the Botanical Garden of Miami Beach. John Baldessari’s BMW M6 GTLM, a race car with a speed of up to 300 km/h, depending on the race track, and 585 hp, will be on public display until the closing of Art Basel.

“Considering the car as an icon of contemporary life, my concept for the BMW Art Car turned out playfully satirical, but it also highlights some of the trademark ideas that I use. So you can say, the BMW Art Car is definitely a typical Baldessari and the fastest artwork I ever created!” – John Baldessari

Following the 40-year tradition of BMW Art Cars, John Baldessari’s “rolling sculpture” will then prove itself on the race track of Rolex 24 at DAYTONA on January 28 and 29, 2017. Bill Auberlen (US), Alexander Sims (GB), Augusto Farfus (BR) and Bruno Spengler (CA) will take turns in driving the BMW Art Car next year.

Since 1975, international artists, such as Alexander Calder, Andy Warhol and Jeff Koons, have been creating BMW Art Cars on the basis of contemporary BMW automobiles.

For further information, please visit: http://www.press.bmwgroup.com

Video footage available at: https://www.press.bmwgroup.com/global/tv-footage

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- Cross reference: Picture is available at AP Images (http://www.apimages.com) and http://www.presseportal.de/nr/28255/ -

Press Contact:

Dr Thomas Girst

BMW Group Corporate and Governmental Affairs

Head of Cultural Engagement

Telephone: +49-89-382-24753

Email: presse@bmw.de

Keywords USA-machinery-auto-art

Region
Europe, EU, NATO

Category
Automotive industry, transport and machinery

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