BMW Art Car: Beautiful Designs By Various Renowned Artists

I am sure that everybody out there is familiar with the BMW motor company. In 1975 the “BMW Art Car” Project was launched by Hervé Poulain. The purpose of this project was to invite renowned artists from throughout the world to use the BMW car as their personal canvas. In June 2010 the latest of this series of cars was unveiled just before it races in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. So far there are 17 cars that have been specially designed in this series, the latest artist being Jeff Koons. Hope you enjoy!

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Jeff Koons BMW M3 GT2 art car 2010

Jeff Koons BMW M3 GT2 art car - Front
Jeff Koons BMW M3 GT2 art car 2010 - Front
Jeff Koons BMW M3 GT2 art car - Side
Jeff Koons BMW M3 GT2 art car 2010 - Side
Jeff Koons BMW M3 GT2 art car - Front Side Top
Jeff Koons BMW M3 GT2 art car 2010 - Front Side Top
Jeff Koons BMW M3 GT2 art car - Rear
Jeff Koons BMW M3 GT2 art car 2010 - Rear
Jeff Koons BMW M3 GT2 art car - Jeff Koons
Jeff Koons BMW M3 GT2 art car 2010 - Jeff Koons

2007 BMW H2R – Olafur Eliasson

2007 BMW H2R - Olafur Eliasson - front side view
2007 BMW H2R - Olafur Eliasson - front side view
2007 BMW H2R - Olafur Eliasson - back side view
2007 BMW H2R - Olafur Eliasson - back side view
2007 BMW H2R - Olafur Eliasson - top side view
2007 BMW H2R - Olafur Eliasson - top side view
BMW H2R - Olafur Eliasson 2007
BMW H2R - Olafur Eliasson 2007

Jenny Holzer – USA – 1999 BMW V12 LMR art car

Jenny Holzer - USA - 1999 BMW V12 LMR miniature art car
Jenny Holzer – USA – 1999 BMW V12 LMR miniature art car – Front Side Top
Jenny Holzer – USA – 1999 BMW V12 LMR art car – Front Side Top
Jenny Holzer – USA – 1999 BMW V12 LMR art car – Front Side Top
Jenny Holzer – USA – 1999 BMW V12 LMR miniature art car – Front
Jenny Holzer – USA – 1999 BMW V12 LMR miniature art car – Front

1995 BMW 850 CSi Art Car by David Hockney

1995 BMW 850 CSi Art Car by David Hockney - Front
1995 BMW 850 CSi Art Car by David Hockney - Front
1995 BMW 850 CSi Art Car by David Hockney - Side
1995 BMW 850 CSi Art Car by David Hockney - Side
1995 BMW 850 CSi Art Car by David Hockney - Front And Side
1995 BMW 850 CSi Art Car by David Hockney - Front And Side
1995 BMW 850 CSi Art Car by David Hockney - Side Angle
1995 BMW 850 CSi Art Car by David Hockney - Side Angle
1995 BMW 850 CSi Art Car by David Hockney - David Hockney And Dogs
1995 BMW 850 CSi Art Car by David Hockney - David Hockney And Dogs

1992 BMW 3 series Touring Art Car by Sandro Chia

1992 BMW 3 series Touring Art Car by Sandro Chia - Front
1992 BMW 3 series Touring Art Car by Sandro Chia - Front
1992 BMW 3 series Touring Art Car by Sandro Chia - Side
1992 BMW 3 series Touring Art Car by Sandro Chia - Side
1992 BMW 3 series Touring Art Car by Sandro Chia - Rear Angle
1992 BMW 3 series Touring Art Car by Sandro Chia - Rear Angle

1991 BMW Z1 Art Car by A. R. Penck

1991 BMW Z1 Art Car by A. R. Penck - Front Top
1991 BMW Z1 Art Car by A. R. Penck - Front Top
1991 BMW Z1 Art Car by A. R. Penck - Side
1991 BMW Z1 Art Car by A. R. Penck - Side
1991 BMW Z1 Art Car by A. R. Penck - Front Angle Top
1991 BMW Z1 Art Car by A. R. Penck - Front Angle Top
1991 BMW Z1 Art Car by A. R. Penck - A R Penck
1991 BMW Z1 Art Car by A. R. Penck - A R Penck

1991 BMW 525i Art Car by Esther Mahlangu

1991 BMW 525i Art Car by Esther Mahlangu - Front
1991 BMW 525i Art Car by Esther Mahlangu - Front
1991 BMW 525i Art Car by Esther Mahlangu - Side
1991 BMW 525i Art Car by Esther Mahlangu - Side
1991 BMW 525i Art Car by Esther Mahlangu - Front And Side
1991 BMW 525i Art Car by Esther Mahlangu - Front And Side
1991 BMW 525i Art Car by Esther Mahlangu - Esther Mahlangu
1991 BMW 525i Art Car by Esther Mahlangu - Esther Mahlangu

1990 BMW 730i Art Car by Cesar Manrique

1990 BMW 730i Art Car by Cesar Manrique - Front Open Up
1990 BMW 730i Art Car by Cesar Manrique - Front Open Up
1990 BMW 730i Art Car by Cesar Manrique - Front And Side
1990 BMW 730i Art Car by Cesar Manrique - Front And Side
1990 BMW 730i Art Car by Cesar Manrique - Rear
1990 BMW 730i Art Car by Cesar Manrique - Rear

BMW 535i Art Car by Matazo Kayama

Matazo Kayama, Art Car, 1990 - BMW 535i
Matazo Kayama, Art Car, 1990 - BMW 535i
Matazo Kayama, Art Car, 1990 - BMW 535i
Matazo Kayama, Art Car, 1990 - BMW 535i
Matazo Kayama, Art Car, 1990 - BMW 535i
Matazo Kayama, Art Car, 1990 - BMW 535i

1989 BMW M3 Group A Raceversion Art Car by Michael Jagamara Nelson

1989 BMW M3 Group A Raceversion Art Car by Michael Jagamara Nelson - Front And Side
1989 BMW M3 Group A Raceversion Art Car by Michael Jagamara Nelson - Front And Side
1989 BMW M3 Group A Raceversion Art Car by Michael Jagamara Nelson - Side
1989 BMW M3 Group A Raceversion Art Car by Michael Jagamara Nelson - Side
1989 BMW M3 Group A Raceversion Art Car by Michael Jagamara Nelson - Rear And Side
1989 BMW M3 Group A Raceversion Art Car by Michael Jagamara Nelson - Rear And Side

1989 BMW M3 Group A Raceversion Art Car by Ken Done

1989 BMW M3 Group A Raceversion Art Car by Ken Done - Front And Side
1989 BMW M3 Group A Raceversion Art Car by Ken Done - Front And Side
1989 BMW M3 Group A Raceversion Art Car by Ken Done - Side
1989 BMW M3 Group A Raceversion Art Car by Ken Done - Side
1989 BMW M3 Group A Raceversion Art Car by Ken Done - Rear And Side
1989 BMW M3 Group A Raceversion Art Car by Ken Done - Rear And Side
1989 BMW M3 Group A Raceversion Art Car by Ken Done - Ken Done
1989 BMW M3 Group A Raceversion Art Car by Ken Done - Ken Done

1986 BMW 635 CSi Art Car by Robert Rauschenberg

1986 BMW 635 CSi Art Car by Robert Rauschenberg - Hood Section
1986 BMW 635 CSi Art Car by Robert Rauschenberg - Hood Section
1986 BMW 635 CSi Art Car by Robert Rauschenberg - Side
1986 BMW 635 CSi Art Car by Robert Rauschenberg - Side
1986 BMW 635 CSi Art Car by Robert Rauschenberg - Side Angle
1986 BMW 635 CSi Art Car by Robert Rauschenberg - Side Angle
Robert Rauschenberg, Art Car, 1986 - BMW 635 CSi
Robert Rauschenberg, Art Car, 1986 - BMW 635 CSi

1982 BMW 635 CSi Art Car by Ernest Fuchs

1982 BMW 635 CSi Art Car by Ernest Fuchs - Front
1982 BMW 635 CSi Art Car by Ernest Fuchs - Front
1982 BMW 635 CSi Art Car by Ernest Fuchs - Side
1982 BMW 635 CSi Art Car by Ernest Fuchs - Side
1982 BMW 635 CSi Art Car by Ernest Fuchs - Front and Side
1982 BMW 635 CSi Art Car by Ernest Fuchs - Front and Side
1982 BMW 635 CSi Art Car by Ernest Fuchs
1982 BMW 635 CSi Art Car by Ernest Fuchs

1979 BMW M1 Art Car by Andy Warhol

1979 BMW M1 Art Car by Andy Warhol - Front
1979 BMW M1 Art Car by Andy Warhol - Front
1979 BMW M1 Art Car by Andy Warhol - Front And Side
1979 BMW M1 Art Car by Andy Warhol - Front And Side
1979 BMW M1 Art Car by Andy Warhol - Side
1979 BMW M1 Art Car by Andy Warhol - Side
1979 BMW M1 Art Car by Andy Warhol - Andy Warhol Painting
1979 BMW M1 Art Car by Andy Warhol - Andy Warhol Painting

1977 BMW 320i Group 5 Raceversion Art Car by Roy Lichtenstein

1977 BMW 320i Group 5 Raceversion Art Car by Roy Lichtenstein - Front And Side Top
1977 BMW 320i Group 5 Raceversion Art Car by Roy Lichtenstein - Front And Side Top
1977 BMW 320i Group 5 Raceversion Art Car by Roy Lichtenstein - Side
1977 BMW 320i Group 5 Raceversion Art Car by Roy Lichtenstein - Side
1977 BMW 320i Group 5 Raceversion Art Car by Roy Lichtenstein - Rear And Side
1977 BMW 320i Group 5 Raceversion Art Car by Roy Lichtenstein - Rear And Side
1977 BMW 320i Group 5 Raceversion Art Car by Roy Lichtenstein - Roy Lichtenstein
1977 BMW 320i Group 5 Raceversion Art Car by Roy Lichtenstein - Roy Lichtenstein

1976 BMW 3.0 CSL Art Car by Frank Stella

1976 BMW 3.0 CSL Art Car by Frank Stella - Front Section
1976 BMW 3.0 CSL Art Car by Frank Stella - Front Section
1976 BMW 3.0 CSL Art Car by Frank Stella - Side
1976 BMW 3.0 CSL Art Car by Frank Stella - Side
1976 BMW 3.0 CSL Art Car by Frank Stella - Front And Side
1976 BMW 3.0 CSL Art Car by Frank Stella - Front And Side

1975 BMW 3.0 CSL Art Car by Alexander Calder

1975 BMW 3.0 CSL Art Car by Alexander Calder - Side Angle
1975 BMW 3.0 CSL Art Car by Alexander Calder - Side Angle
1975 BMW 3.0 CSL Art Car by Alexander Calder - Side
1975 BMW 3.0 CSL Art Car by Alexander Calder - Side
1975 BMW 3.0 CSL Art Car by Alexander Calder - Side Top
1975 BMW 3.0 CSL Art Car by Alexander Calder - Side Top

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16 comments

  1. I think this is really awesome designs of BMW Cars, that is the reason BMW has great kind of designs and interior too.

  2. I specially like the “1990 BMW 730i Art Car by Cesar Manrique ” very much due to it’s fine finishing and the great color combination. One may take a basic idea about how to do a car painting in various form.

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