BMW creates mini version of Art Car by artist Jeff KoonsThu, 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