BMW M6 GTLM Art Car created by John Baldessari

BMW M6 GTLM Art Car created by John Baldessari

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The 17th associate of the BMW Art Car collection has been created by one of California's most understandably known conceptual artists

The newest combining to BMW’s Art Car linage has arrived, unveiled at this year’s version of Art Basel in Miami Beach, Florida.

2016’s inductee into the 40 year old Art Car fraternity is an M6 GTLM racer, painted by “American ruler of conceptual art” John Baldessari.

The 577bhp racer choice be on display until the closing of Art Basel on 4 December, after which it thinks enter competition. An appearance at the 2017 Rolex 24 hours at Daytona in in January will mark the new Art Car’s full racing launching.

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Explaining his toil, Baldessari said “I entered unchartered vicinage, not just in terms of the subject, but moving from two- to three- dimensional art.

“The ideas came all at in the good old days: for instance, the red dot on the roof, so you can see it from above, Irresponsible on one side and a picture of the car on the other side. I like the equivoque, having two-dimension and three-dimension at the identical time. 

While contemporary art isn’t our specialism at Auto Depict, we’re assured that this is trademark Baldessari employment – the colourful, minimalist dots are one of his most correctly known stylistic devices.

As for the car itself, the 6 Series racer uses a turbocharged 4.4-litre V8 developing up to 577bhp, while load is kept below 1,250kg.

Since 1975, a total of 17 internationally illustrious artists have contributed to the BMW Art Car collection, passage cars and racers alike. Baldessari’s the cosmos lines up against BMWs conceived by the likes of Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, David Hockney and Jeff Koons.

The 18th BMW Art Car choice appear next summer, created by Chinese new artist Cao Fei.

Which BMW Art Car is your favourite? Let us separate in the comments below…

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