Nov 11, 2009

Art Car

Andy Warhol was commissioned to paint the fourth BMW M1 art car in 1977. Unlike the other artists who painted the vehicles in 1:5 scale first then had technicians reproduce the work, Warhol painted the vehicle in full scale. It was reported that Warhol painted the full design in only 23 minutes.

Warhol explains the sweeping strokes and lines as portraying the vehicle in motion where "all the lines and colors are blurred." When asked what Warhol thought of the finished design he replied that he loved the vehicle and it was "better than the work of art itself."

"Art is what you can get away with."
-Andy Warhol

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