BMW has revealed its newest piece of rolling artwork – the 8 series X Jeff Koons. As the badge suggests, it’s a special edition version of the 8 series born from a partnership with the American artist Jeff Koons, who is finest understood for his innovative depictions of daily items. His a lot of popular works are the sculptures “Rabbit” as well as “Balloon Dog.”
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While the 8 series X Jeff Koons definitely appears like one of BMW’s art cars, the business is adamant that it isn’t, since it isn’t a racing car, it won’t be held in the brand’s personal collection as well as it isn’t a one-off. There are 99 examples offered for the public to buy.
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BMW’s art cars and truck custom stretches back nearly half a century to 1975, when the company’s then motorsport manager commissioned Alexander Calder to style the livery for the brand’s race-prepped 3.0 CSL. Koons himself has likewise produced an official Art cars and truck in the past, in the type of the M3 GT2 went into by BMW Motorsport in the 2010 Le Mans 24 hours.
For his most current partnership with BMW, Koons has produced a pop art-inspired livery for the 8 series Gran Coupe, which the business states is the most “elaborately created vehicle” it has created in its 106-year history – not least since the lairy exterior is complemented by an completely retrimmed cabin.