BMW Art Cars Book
BMW is set to celebrate nearly four decades of custom one-off automobiles with the introduction of its new BMW Art Cars book from publisher Hatje Cantz. Spanning 192 pages in all, the volume represents the German automotive giant’s first comprehensive look back at the storied collaborations – a program that kicked off in 1975 when art lover and auto racing enthusiast Hervé Poulain commissioned Alexander Calder to customize a BMW 3.0 CSL. Since, the BMW Art Car project has gone on to feature contributions from Frank Stella (1976), Roy Lichtenstein (1977), Andy Warhol (1979), Ernst Fuchs (1982), Robert Rauschenberg (1986), Michael Jagamara Nelson (1989), Ken Done (1989), Matazo Kayama (1990), César Manrique (1990), A. R. Penck (1991), Esther Mahlangu (1991), Sandro Chia (1992), David Hockney (1995), Jenny Holzer (1999), Olafur Eliasson (2007) and Jeff Koons (2010).
Offering an in-depth look at all 17 of the official BMW Art Cars, the encyclopedic tome is due out June 30 and can be pre-ordered now via Amazon.