World premiere of BMW Art Car by John Baldessari during Art Basel in Miami Beach 2016. Art Car will competition during Rolex 24 during DAYTONA.

Posted on 01. Dec, 2016 by in BMW Canada

Miami Beach. On Nov 30, a VIP Preview day of
this year’s book of Art Basel in Miami Beach, a BMW Art Car by
John Baldessari distinguished a universe premiere. The 19th automobile of the
BMW Art Car Collection was designed by a American master of
unpractical art and suggested in a participation of a artist himself,
Ludwig Willisch, President and CEO, BMW of North America, and Jens
Marquardt, Director BMW Motorsport, during an disdainful accepting during the
Botanical Garden of Miami Beach. John Baldessari’s BMW M6 GTLM, a race
automobile featuring 585 hp, will be on open arrangement until a shutting of
Art Basel. Following a 40-year tradition of BMW Art Cars, John
Baldessari’s “rolling sculpture” will afterwards infer itself on a race
lane of Rolex 24 during DAYTONA on Jan 28 and 29, 2017. 

Ludwig Willisch, President and CEO, BMW of North America: “It is an
respect to supplement this new masterpiece by John Baldessari to a BMW Art
Car Collection today. As one of a many critical contemporary
artists operative today, John joins an implausible organisation from Calder and
Hockney to Warhol and Koons that has contributed to this collection
over a past forty years. He has used his signature aesthetic
mixing color, shapes and content to emanate a visually overwhelming work
that will mount out during both a museum and on a racetrack in
Daytona early subsequent year.” 

BMW Art Car #19 by John Baldessari

“I have finished usually one work in my life involving a automobile before, and
that was an pattern of a car. So for a BMW Art Car project, we entered
uncharted territory, not usually in terms of a subject, though also moving
from two- to three-dimensional art. A plea we did enjoy! The ideas
all came during once: for instance, a red dot on a roof, so we can
see it from above, FAST on one side and a pattern of a automobile on the
other side. we like a ambiguity, carrying two-dimension and
three-dimension during a same time. Considering a automobile as an idol of
contemporary life, my judgment incited out playfully satirical, though it
also highlights some of a heading ideas that we use. So we can
say, a BMW Art Car is really a standard Baldessari and the
fastest pattern we ever created!” – John Baldessari 

For a 19th BMW Art Car, John Baldessari as a fable of an entire
LA art stage drew on his famous artistic trademarks. Designing the
car, this American artist incited to apparent stylistic inclination and
combined an iconic work that unites his artistic practices of the
past fifty years in a singular manner. As a committed minimalist, he
worked with a colours red, yellow, blue and immature and with his
monochrome dots, he left his informed charming outlines on a M6 GTLM
as well. Baldessari’s mocking play on a multi-dimensionality of the
competition automobile as an art intent is many apparent in a striking thoughtfulness of
a automobile in profile. And with “FAST” as a executive typographic element
a artist resolutely transports a energy of a BMW Art Car to its
outward and creates it visually permitted for a viewers both during the
competition lane and a museum. 

John Baldessari spearheaded and oversaw a pattern of a 19th BMW
Art Car, that was executed with a assistance of a group of BMW engineers
in early Nov during a BMW Body Paint Training Center West in
Oxnard, California.

The BMW M6 GTLM on a competition track

In Jan 2016, a BMW M6 GTLM done a entrance on a Daytona
International Speedway. It upheld a initial exam with drifting colours
and was ranked fifth. The 19th BMW Art Car will be put to a exam at
this really same site and contest during a mythological 24 Hours of Daytona
from Jan 28 to 29, 2017. Run by BMW Team RLL, a automobile will be
entered in a IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship (IWSC). Since
2009, a BMW Team RLL together with BMW Motorsport North America has
won 5 titles and twelve victories. And a initial deteriorate of a BMW
M6 GTLM also was successful with a sum of 3 lectern finishes in
Sebring, Watkins Glen and Road America. This lane record is to be
continued in 2017. Bill Auberlen (US), Alexander Sims (GB), Augusto
Farfus (BR) and Bruno Spengler (CA) will take turns in pushing a BMW
Art Car. 

Jens Marquardt, BMW Motorsport Director, said, “It will be a great
honour for us to benefaction a 19th BMW Art Car on a competition lane – and
generally to move it to an eventuality steeped in tradition such as a 24
Hours of Daytona. The pattern of this BMW M6 GTLM is positively unique.
We will give a really best to safeguard that this rolling work of art
will not usually yield a visible prominence though also be successful on a track.” 


World premiere during Art Basel in Miami Beach

As a tellurian partner of Art Basel, BMW Group has been presenting the
mythological BMW Art Cars during a shows in Miami Beach and Hong Kong for
many years. After displaying many of a “rolling sculptures”,
including a works by Jeff Koons, Roy Lichtenstein and Robert
Rauschenberg in a Botanical Garden of Miami Beach, BMW continues its
tradition this year and uses this vital height to benefaction a 19th
BMW Art Car by John Baldessari to a tellurian public for a really initial time. 

This year’s book outlines a 15th anniversary of Art Basel in Miami
Beach, Florida. From Dec 1 to 4, 2016, some-more than 200 leading
galleries from North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa
will benefaction over 4,000 artists of a 20th and 21st century. As in
prior years, BMW will once again yield a central VIP shuttle
use for a guest of a fair. Its swift of vehicles will provide
an ideal tie between a satisfactory and several satellite events. As
partial of Art Basel in Miami Beach 2016, a subsequent turn of selections
for a BMW Art Journey will also be hold – a tellurian beginning of Art
Basel and BMW to support rising artist worldwide. Previous winners
embody Samson Young, Henning Fehr Philipp Rühr and Abigail Reynolds. 

The BMW Art Car Collection

Since 1975, a sum of 17 international artists have been
formulating BMW Art Cars on a basement of contemporary BMW automobiles.
The collection was inaugurated when French competition automobile motorist and art
Hervé Poulain in partnership with a then
stream BMW Motorsport Director Jochen Neerpasch asked his artist
crony Alexander Calder to pattern a car. The outcome was a BMW 3.0 CSL,
that in 1975 was raced during a 24 Hours of Le Mans and became an
present favourite with a spectators: a BMW Art Car Collection was
born. BMW Art Cars are not usually on arrangement in their home, BMW’s museum
in Munich, they also transport internationally to exhibitions and museums
in Asia, Europe and North America. 

In Nov 2015, BMW Group announced dual artists to emanate a next
BMW Art Cars during a Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. In serve to
American artist John Baldessari, multimedia artist Cao Fei, one of
China’s many critical contemporary artists who usually perceived a CAA
Artist of a Year endowment and had a solo uncover during MoMA PS1 in 2016, is
now conceptualizing another automobile for this mythological collection. The
universe premiere of a 18th BMW Art Car will take place during the
summer of 2017. With their works, Cao Fei and John Baldessari will be
fasten a ranks of eminent artists such as Alexander Calder, Frank
Stella, Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg and David Hockney. 

The jury of a 18th and 19th BMW Art Car enclosed a following
members: Richard Armstrong, Director, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
(New York); Chris Dercon, afterwards Director, Tate Modern (London); Juan
Gaitán, Director, Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporáneo (Mexico City);
Gabriele Horn, Director, Berlin Biennale (Berlin); Udo Kittelmann,
Director, Nationalgalerie Staatliche Museen zu Berlin; Dr. Matthias
Mühling, Director, Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus (Munich);
Hans-Ulrich Obrist, Co-Director, Serpentine Gallery (London); Shwetal
A. Patel, Kochi-Muziris Biennale (India); Beatrix Ruf, Director,
Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam); Bisi Silva, Director, The Centre for
Contemporary Art (Lagos); Philip Tinari, Director, Ullens Center for
Contemporary Art (Bejing) and Adam D. Weinberg, Director, Whitney
Museum of American Art (New York). 


For serve questions greatfully contact:

Dr. Thomas Girst

BMW Group Corporate and Governmental Affairs 

Cultural Engagement

Telephone: +49 89 382 24753, Fax: +49 89 382 24418


Leonie Laskowski

BMW Group Corporate and Governmental Affairs 

Cultural Engagement

Telephone: +49 89 382 45382, Fax: +49 89 382 24418


Ingo Lehbrink BMW Group Corporate and Governmental Affairs   

Sports Communications Telephone: +49 89 382 76003



About BMW Group’s Cultural Commitment

For roughly 50 years now, a BMW Group has instituted and intent in
over 100 informative cooperations worldwide. The association places a main
concentration of a long-term joining on contemporary and complicated art,
exemplary song and jazz as good as pattern and design. In 1972,
3 large-scale paintings were combined by a artist Gerhard Richter
privately for a corridor of a BMW Group’s Munich headquarters.
Since then, artists such as Andy Warhol, Jeff Koons, Daniel Barenboim,
Jonas Kaufmann and designer Zaha Hadid have co-operated with BMW.
Currently, womanlike artist Cao Fei from China and American John
Baldessari are formulating a subsequent dual vehicles for a BMW Art Car
Collection. Besides co-initiatives, such as BMW Tate Live, a BMW Art
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world’s premier art shows for Modern and contemporary art, sited in
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