Project 4000 – KEEPING IT A MILLI IN THE 4000

Ain’t No Stinkin’ Smart Car, It’s an Art Car by Matt

With a preview of the BMW Art Car created by Jeff Koons for this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours being released just recently, my interest in this ongoing project from the Bavarian manufacturer was re-sparked. Obviously I’m a motorsports nerd and during my brief time spent studying sculpture I took an interest in the work of Mr Koons, so for me it combines two things that I quite fancy. Obviously this picture isn’t much so I’m interested to see how it turns out.

Anyway, I though it would be a nice time to share with you a retrospective of BMW’s Art Car project.


1975 Alexander Calder – 3.0CSL

1976 Frank Stella – 3.0CSL

1977 Roy Lichtenstein – 320i

1979 Andy Warhol – M1 Racing Car

1982 Ernst Fuchs – 635CSi

1986 Robert Rauschenberg – 635CSi

1989 Ken Done – M3 Touring Car

1989 Michael Jagamara Nelson – M3 Touring Car

1990 Cesar Manrique – 730i

1990 Matazo Kayama – 535i

1991 A.R. Penck (Ralf Winkler) – Z1

1991 Esther Mahlangu – 525i

1992 Sandro Chia – 3 Series Race Car

1995 David Hockney – 850CSi

1999 Jenny Holzer – V12 LMR

2010 Jeff Koons M3 GT2

I’ll admit right now that I left 2 of the official Art Cars out of this list, the H2R by Olafur Eliasson (2007) and Z4 by Robin Rhode (2009) as I don’t really think they match up with the “spirit” of the Art Car program as a whole. You can read up on all the BMW art cars here

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[…] posted about this collaboration between Jeff Koons and BMW a little while ago, and just a week ahead of the race it will be competing in, the 17th BMW Art Car has been unveiled. […]

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