The story behind the legendary BMW Art Cars - Changing Lanes #039. The BMW Podcast.

BMW Ahmed Mazen 17 April 2021

They’re colorful, extravagant, and unique. No BMW Art Car is like any other. Not because they differ in age and model shape, but because they’re painted from the hood to the rear. But why did artists like Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol stage BMW models as works of art in the first place? In this episode of "Changing Lanes", the official BMW podcast, we look back on 45 years of art history at BMW. Press play to learn all the facts about these colorful legends.

00:00 Intro
03:11: Alexander Calder and the 3.0 CSL
04:29: Frank Stella, Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol
06:43: Ernst Fuchs and the BMW 635 CS1
07:55: Robert Rauschenberg’s photographic techniques
08:45 A.R. Penck and the BMW Z1
10:00 Esther Mahlangu, the first woman in Art Car series
11:39: Jenny Holzer and her critical statements
13:00: Olafur Eliasson’s ice cocoon
14:35: The augmented reality creation of Cao Fei

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