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Jeff Koons debuts his BMW art car

Article: Jeff Koons debuts his BMW art car

You don’t have to be a gear head to appreciate Jeff Koons’ design for BMW’s 17th artist collaboration, a tradition dating back to the seventies that includes artists Roy Lichtenstein, David Hockney, Robert Rauschenberg and more recently, Olafur Eliasson. Koons revealed the finished car, an M3 GT2 with a warp-speed striping effect, in France two days ago. Koons will donate his artist fee to a children’s charity, and will double that amount if the car wins.

Jeff Koons' BMW Art Car

Article: Jeff Koons' BMW Art Car

The BMW Art Car tradition began in 1975 when French driver Hervé Poulain invited his friend, artist Alexander Calder to create a canvas on the car he would drive later that year at Le Mans, the seminal 24-hour Formula One race. Since then, 18 other artists have been invited to create their own art cars for BMW,…