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After Jenny Holzer (1999), Olafur Eliasson (2007), Jeff Koons (2010), the BMW art car series will be continued. On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the series, two internationally renowned artists were nominated by a jury of experts from museum directors and curators, – each to make a vehicle: the Chinese Cao Fei (* 1978) and American John Baldessari (* 1931). Each youngest artist and oldest artists in the collection. Ian Robertson, Member of the Board of management of BMW AG, has announced this decision on November 19 at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York working in front of 150 guests and in the presence of the artists. Both artists will create a BMW M6 GT3 next year, which will be presented 2017 in a Museum and also must prove itself on the racetrack.
„It is a great pleasure to join in the ranks of BMW art car artists. Acceleration is a concept that reminds me of my desire for speed in my time as a skater at the young pioneers. „It is deeply connected with today’s interconnected relationships between speed, energy, and my country,“ so Cao Fei
Also John Baldessari showed himself honored: „I feel to be honored, having been suggested by many of my cherished companion as a BMW art car artist. To create art outside of museums, is very important to me and should be a goal of all artists. This is definitely my fastest artwork so far.“
Cao Fei and John Baldessari line up with its involvement in the ranks of well-known artists such as Alexander Calder, Frank Stella, Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol and David Hockney.