Andy Warhol, Frank Stella, Roy Lichenstein, Jeff Koons and David Hockney are just a few of the artists who have recreated the exterior of BMW as part of BMW’s Art Car Collection. For the first time, this unique exhibition will be on display for in the UK.
As part of the London 2012 Festival – a jaw-dropping 12-week nationwide celebration of all things art – the exhibition will run through September 9, 2012 and will bring the best artists from around the world to showcase their expressions of the car.
The collection began 35 years ago, and this year’s exhibition will show the absolute best. 16 cars will be on display on six floors of the NCP Car Park in Shoreditch. Car enthusiasts will find delight, as well as art buffs, at this distinct collaboration of mechanical design and artistic expression.
A press release for the event said this about the exhibition:
“Some of the greatest names in contemporary art have added to the collection creating a wide range of artistic interpretations. David Hockney’s 1995 Art Car paints the inside of the car on the outside, revealing everything from internal engine parts to a dog in the back. Rauschenberg incorporates photographic transfers of Ingres paintings while Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein used the canvas of the car to portray the essence of speed.”
Admission to the event is free, and it runs from July 21st to August 4, 2012.
Andy Warhol's BMW Piece