Art can be boring. Or provocative. Or fast, if it is an "art car" by BMW. John Baldessari is responsible for the latest prank. The vehicle at the art fair "Art Basel", Miami was unveiled.
Well-known artists like Andy Warhol and Jeff Koons for BMW have worked since the 1970s. Basis for the new "art car" is the M6 GTLM with up to 585 HP strong 4.4-liter V8 under the hood. John Baldessari missed a red dot on the roof of the cars designed for the American IMSA series. "ALMOST" (fast) is on one side of the vehicle, the car is reflected graphically on the other side.
Also BMW engineers were involved in the artistic process. The special M6 GTLM is namely not dusty at the Museum, but be sent as some of his art-car predecessor on the race track. In the case of the Baldessari car the 24 hours of Daytona will be the end of January 2017. A further "art car" will be presented in the summer 2017: at present, the Chinese artist Cao Fei designed a vehicle. Because the number eight in China brings good luck, it is known as 18 art car. Even though Baldessari racing M6 occurs earlier, he is number 19.(rh)