Artist Jeff Koons and model Karolína Kurková unveiled Koons’ BMW Art Car, the M3 GT2 race car on December 4th, the night of the opening day of Art Basel in Miami Beach. The debut happened during a BMW reception in the Miami Beach Botanical Garden where Koons and Marc Spiegler, Director of Art Basel spoke.
“I always enjoyed the Art Cars – Warhol’s Car, Roy Lichtenstein’s car, Stella’s, Calder’s – all the cars have always been fantastic. I just wanted to participate. The art world is like a family and I wanted to also be involved in this dialogue of designing an Art Car. Today I’m proud that this car is there alongside their work too,” Koons said.
To see the Jeff Koons’ BMW Art Car in person, visit the Miami Beach Botanical Garden until December 8. This is also a fantastic opportunity to catch the iconic Andy Warhol BMW on display in Art Basel’s Collectors Lounge. The pop art icon painted a BMW M1, pictured below, that raced in the 24-hour race at Le Mans in 1979.
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