Design concepts and race participation for 18th and 19th BMW Art Cars revealed: Cao Fei and John Baldessari

Munich. The artists Cao Fei and John Baldessari revealed first concepts for the 18th and 19th BMW Art Car. With their vision for one BMW M6 GT3 each, they will join the ranks of outstanding artists like Andy Warhol and Jeff Koons.

Harald Kr├╝ger, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG:

"We are delighted to be working together with two very innovative and influential artists, Cao Fei and John Baldessari, in creating two new BMW Art Cars. Jeff Koons did a fantastic job on our last Art Car and we are looking forward to further, compelling pieces. Fei's all-encompassing curiosity as well as John's intuitive minimalism will make for great additions to our collection that are second to none."

"The theme of this century is that we enter 'a landscape of no man's land', e.g. autonomous cars and aircrafts and virtual reality. I expect to transcend the current context of 'cars' and to embrace new possible ways of expressions."

Cao Fei

"It's the first time I have ever in a sense collaborated. I didn't design the car - I collaborated with the designers of the car. I figured my use of colored dots is kind of an iconic series, so I had to include that."

John Baldessari

#18 by Cao Fei:

World premiere: at a major museum, summer 2017

On racetrack: a major race in Asia, 2017

#19 by John Baldessari:

World premiere: Art Basel in Miami Beach, November 30, 2016

On racetrack: Daytona, January 2017



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Dr Thomas Girst

BMW Group Corporate and Intergovernmental Affairs

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