When artists create something out of their need to express something, the result is always breathtaking, and this is not only true for paintings or sculptures but also for art cars. The trend of designing art cars became popular in the 1960s and since then many such masterpieces have come to the public eyes.
One of the top automobile companies has taken the baton upon it to release one art car every year, and this company is BMW. From the 2010 M3 GT2 from Jeff Koons to the Andy Reiben’s 3 series ‘Fluidum’ of 2013, every art car manufactured by the company has been loved by everyone.
The German automaker has already received plenty of praise for their production of the Art Cars, and the tradition continues this year with the introduction of the M6 GTLM art car. The car has been designed by the renowned conceptual artist, John Baldessari. He is known for designing and creating art through his minimalistic approach which combines shapes, colors, and texts.
The result is fabulous because the amount of effort and ideas put in by Baldessari is simply impeccable. Baldessari had an idea about how he was going to create the car since the beginning, and he wanted to showcase the BMW M6 GTLM art car as an “icon of contemporary life.
Design and In-depth Aspects of BMW M6 GTLM Art 2017
The design of this art car is tamer than the previous art cars manufactured by BMW, but the way he has been able to infuse his designs and ideas in the central theme of the conception of the art car is something that is remarkable.
Rather than being a showcase car, Baldessari’s car will race at Rolex 24 hours of Daytona on January 28 and 29, 2017.
Coming to the work done by Baldessari, the artist knows what he is doing, and by that, we mean that he can take any real life shot and infuse some colors and shapes on it to provide you something that you wouldn’t have been able to imagine in the first place. People who are fond of artwork will take a liking for the BMW M6 GTLM art car. Another idea which is seen in the artwork of Baldessari is his covering of faces in the car with colorful circles. There is a combination of green and yellow which has been placed in a distinctive manner to give the car the much-needed upgrade and worthy of being called an art car. There are red and green circles as well on the front bumper. You can even find the word “FAST” on the car’s doors of this latest art car from BMW.
Apart from the thorough expression of the artist’s creative style, BMW has left its trademarks in the car as well. The car has an S63 production engine which comes with M TwinPower Turbo technology. If you are worried about the horsepower, the art car is packed with 585 horsepower and is entirely self-supported.
Here’s the first outlook of 2017 BMW M6 GTLM Art Car: