BMW Unveils an Art Car by John Baldessari at Art Basel Miami
BMW’s Art Car series is a 40-year-old program that gives blue-chip artists the opportunity to create permanent rolling sculptures out of BMW street or racing vehicles. The list of participants is a Who’s Who of the contemporary art world: Andy Warhol, Jeff Koons, Alexander Calder, Roy Lichtenstein, Jenny Holzer, Frank Stella, Robert Rauschenberg, David Hockney. Some of these vehicles have raced, some have driven on the streets. Some are simply, like most art, beautiful and compelling. Does your Linda Yuskavage circle a track at 190 m.p.h.?
The latest vehicle in this series, the 19th, has been commissioned from the venerable California conceptual artist, and CalArts and UCLA professor, 85-year-old John Baldessari, and was just unveiled this week at the annual Art Basel Miami Beach cultural bacchanal.