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Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

Andy’s Beemer


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In 1979, Andy Warhol hand-painted a BMW M1 and decided that it was “much better than a work of art”. The car, which Warhol covered with red, blue, green, and yellow strokes that blur together to suggest speed, is currently on display in Grand Central Terminal, along with three other artist designed cars, including ones by Frank Stella, Roy Lichtenstein and Robert Rauschenberg. The BMW art car project began in 1975 with a car designed by Alexander Calder, and to this day, has produced 16 art cars.

Source: Reuters
3.25.2009


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