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Monday, September 25

Warhol Painting BMW for ART CARS Series ( Wallpaper )



BMW is famous for its "ART CARS", a series dating back to the 1970's where famous artists use a real BMW car as their canvas. One year BMW asked Warhol to paint one of their cars, a BMW M1 Race Car. All the other artists first of all painted their pattern on a scaled-down model and then had this transferred to the car by assistants, the Pop Art legend Andy Warhol painted the 470 hp BMW M1 himself from start to finish. On the subject of his sweeping brush and finger strokes, he said: "I tried to portray speed pictorially. If a car is moving really quickly, all the lines and colors are blurred." Warhol's rolling work of art had its first and only race outing at the 24-hour race at Le Mans in 1979, when it was sixth in the overall ranking. A few select group of artists have painted these for BMW including David Hockney, Roy Lichtnstein, Keith Haring, & others. But we all know Warhol's car is the best! ( Click the Small Pics for Larger Ones, The Car Picture is Big Enough To Be PC Wallpaper!! ).

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