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#039 The Story behind the legendary BMW Art Cars | BMW Podcast The BMW Podcast | Changing Lanes

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They’re colorful, extravagant, and unique. No BMW Art Car is like any other. Not because they differ in age and model shape, but because they’re painted from the hood to the rear. But why did artists like Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol stage BMW models as works of art in the first place? In this episode of "Changing Lanes", the official BMW podcast, we look back on 45 years of art history at BMW. Press play to learn all the facts about these colorful legends. 




03:11: Alexander Calder and the 3.0 CSL

04:29: Frank Stella, Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol

06:43: Ernst Fuchs and the BMW 635 CS1

07:55: Robert Rauschenberg’s photographic techniques

08:45 A.R. Penck and the BMW Z1

10:00 Esther Mahlangu, the first woman in Art Car series

11:39: Jenny Holzer and her critical statements

13:00: Olafur Eliasson’s ice cocoon 

14:35: The augmented reality creation of Cao Fei  




And if you want to read more about BMW Art Cars, go to BMW.com: 

https://www.bmw.com/en/design/history-of-the-bmw-art-cars.html




“Changing Lanes” is the official podcast of BMW. Subscribe for new episodes each week, in which our hosts take you on an exciting journey and talk about innovative technologies, lifestyle, design and more.

They’re colorful, extravagant, and unique. No BMW Art Car is like any other. Not because they differ in age and model shape, but because they’re painted from the hood to the rear. But why did artists like Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol stage BMW models as works of art in the first place? In this episode of "Changing Lanes", the official BMW podcast, we look back on 45 years of art history at BMW. Press play to learn all the facts about these colorful legends. 




03:11: Alexander Calder and the 3.0 CSL

04:29: Frank Stella, Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol

06:43: Ernst Fuchs and the BMW 635 CS1

07:55: Robert Rauschenberg’s photographic techniques

08:45 A.R. Penck and the BMW Z1

10:00 Esther Mahlangu, the first woman in Art Car series

11:39: Jenny Holzer and her critical statements

13:00: Olafur Eliasson’s ice cocoon 

14:35: The augmented reality creation of Cao Fei  




And if you want to read more about BMW Art Cars, go to BMW.com: 

https://www.bmw.com/en/design/history-of-the-bmw-art-cars.html




“Changing Lanes” is the official podcast of BMW. Subscribe for new episodes each week, in which our hosts take you on an exciting journey and talk about innovative technologies, lifestyle, design and more.

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