Home » News » BMW » BMW M6 GTLM Art Car by John Baldessari - Official pictures and details
BMW is one of those manufacturers that have always been involved in motorsport and in arts. This is why the "art car" tradition is long at BMW and today it has arrived at the 19th example. The new BMW Art Car was developed by John Baldessari and here are the details and the pictures. 

John Baldessari’s BMW M6 GTLM, a race car featuring 585 hp, will be on public display until the closing of Art Basel. But another important thing is that this car will compete on the race track during the Rolex 24 at DAYTONA on January 28 and 29, 2017. 

“It is an honor to add this new masterpiece by John Baldessari to the BMW Art Car Collection today. As one of the most important contemporary artists working today, John joins an incredible group from Calder and Hockney to Warhol and Koons that has contributed to this collection over the past forty years. He has used his signature aesthetic combining color, shapes and text to create a visually stunning work which will stand out at both the museum and on the racetrack in Daytona early next year", said Ludwig Willisch, President and CEO, BMW of North America. 

“I have done only one work in my life involving a car before, and that was an image of a car. So for the BMW Art Car project, I entered uncharted territory, not just in terms of the subject, but also moving from two- to three-dimensional art. A challenge I did enjoy!", added John Baldessari.
 
 
 
 

Related Articles

Leave a Comment

Fields marked with * are required
Name *:
Email *:
Comment *:
Code *:
  CAPTCHA
  • Email
  • YouTube
  • RSS
  • Twitter
  • facebook
  • feedburner

Related Specs

  1. 2006 BMW M6

    Engine: 90 Degree Aluminum Alloy S65 V10 w/Semi Dry Sump Lubrication, Power: 378.1 kw / 507 bhp @ 7750 rpm, Torque: 520 nm / 383.5 ft lbs @ 6100 rpm
  2. 2007 BMW M6 Cabriolet

    Engine: 90 Degree S65 V10 w/Semi Dry Sump Lubrication, Power: 378.1 kw / 507 bhp @ 7750 rpm, Torque: 520 nm / 383.5 ft lbs @ 6100 rpm
  3. 1984 BMW 635 CSi

    Engine: Inline 6, Power: 213.3 kw / 286.0 bhp @ 6500 rpm, Torque: 334.0 nm / 246.3 ft lbs @ 4500 rpm
  4. 2004 BMW 645Ci Convertible

    Engine: 90 Degree V8, Power: 248.3 kw / 333 bhp @ 6100 rpm, Torque: 450.13 nm / 332 ft lbs @ 3600 rpm
  5. 2002 BMW 760i

    Engine: Direct Injection V12, Power: 331.8 kw / 445 bhp @ 6000 rpm, Torque: 600 nm / 442.5 ft lbs @ 3950 rpm

New Vehicles

Hyundai i30 N Line starts at £21,255 in UKHyundai i30 N Line starts at £21,255 in UK
After a long wait, Hyundai is finally making the most of its new N Performance division. The South-Korean manufacturer has officially announced the pricing ...

Concept Cars

This is the 2019 Skoda iV electric concept carThis is the 2019 Skoda iV electric concept car
During the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, Skoda unveiled an all-new concept car which is part of the Vision family prototypes. Its name is Skoda iV concept and ...

Custom Cars

ABT Cupra Ateca offers more powerABT Cupra Ateca offers more power
Just introduced on the market during this fall, the new Cupra Ateca already benefits from a tuning package created by a german tuner. It is well known ...

Future Cars

New Hyundai Sonata to feature new platformNew Hyundai Sonata to feature new platform
After we saw the first images of the new Sonata, Hyundai is offering new details on the mid-sized sedan. The Korean car manufacturer has announced that ...

Market News

Opel to return to Russian marketOpel to return to Russian market
Still regarded as one of the most important markets in the world, Russia will see the return of an important European brand: Opel. ...

Gadgets

Volvo to introduce in-car cameras and intoxication devicesVolvo to introduce in-car cameras and intoxication devices
Along the introduction of its Care Key feature, ready to be featured standard on all Volvo's starting 2020, the Swedish manufacturer reveals a new step ...

Various News

Breitling Premier Bentley Centenary Limited Edition launched in GenevaBreitling Premier Bentley Centenary Limited Edition launched in Geneva
2019 is a very important year for Bentley, who will celebrate its centenary. To mark this important occasion, one of Bentley's partners is preparing something ...

Motorsports

McLaren just unveiled the all-new Senna GTR racing carMcLaren just unveiled the all-new Senna GTR racing car
McLaren unveiled the all-new Senna GTR. The specially developed racing car is here and it will be made in just 75 units, each and one of them in a manually ...

Videos

Video: how it works the all-new Porsche Wet Mode systemVideo: how it works the all-new Porsche Wet Mode system
The new generation Porsche 911 992 was unveiled a few weeks ago. The latest generation of sports car comes with a few technical improvements, and one ...