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BMW creates mini version of Art Car by artist Jeff Koons

Thu, 08 Dec 2011 00:00:00 -0800

Known for his whimsical sculptures, artist Jeff Koons is using his skills to create limited-edition BMW Miniature Art Cars instead of giant stainless-steel balloon animals.

Famed artists such as Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein have created their own BMW Art Cars, and Koons is just the latest in a line such works since Alexander Calder painted the first installment in the Art Car Collection in 1975

Adorned with bright streaks of color against a black background, the full-size vehicle competed in Le Mans in 2010.

Miniature models are available now. The 1:18-scale car has a silver interior, a removable hood and a steerable front axle. Five thousand of these stocking stuffers will be made.

By Julie Alvin