Portland BMW Art Car Contest
The BMW Art Cars Project creates gorgeous works of art with BMW’s as their mediums. Though the cars bare no sponsorship stickers, each car is a masterpiece of contemporary art and BMW motorsport. Famous Art Cars in the past have included works by Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol.
The BMW Art Car Project got their start with French race car driver and auctioneer Hervé Poulain, who wanted to request an artist to construct a work of art on a vehicle. In 1975, Poulain hired American artist and friend Alexander Calder to design the first Art Car. Each artist is chosen by an international panel of judges. There are some absolutely beautiful show pieces in the BMW museum in Germany and each car embodies the artist’s vision at the time.
The chosen artists have been so diverse with an array of backgrounds, nationalities and portfolios and thus have created wildly different art cars. Their backgrounds have included sculpting, painting, graphic design, concept and visionary artistry, and each end result has been truly unique and interesting.
This year, in 2013, BMW Portland will be hosting a new challenge that is open to the public. The winning artist’s artwork will be featured on a brand new 2013 BMW 650i. The deadline for submissions will be May 15th, 2013. Sign up now for a chance to win the BMW Portland Art Car Contest!
To see more examples of the colorful BMW Art Cars visit topspeed.com