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Unveiling the 20th BMW Art Car: Art Meets Performance at Le Mans

The world witnessed the birth of a unique masterpiece at the Centre Pompidou in Paris – the 20th BMW Art Car. This groundbreaking project, designed by renowned contemporary artist Julie Mehretu, transcends the boundaries of art and racing.

Mehretu’s vision transforms a high-performance BMW M Hybrid V8 race car into a rolling work of art, seamlessly integrating into the prestigious BMW Art Car collection. This isn’t just a static display piece; it’s destined to roar onto the legendary Le Mans track in just a few weeks.

“The entire BMW Art Car project embodies invention, imagination, and pushing the boundaries of possibility,” says Mehretu. “For me, this car isn’t meant for a museum – it’s built to race at Le Mans. It’s a performative painting – the BMW Art Car is only truly complete when the race is finished.”

Oliver Zipse, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG, emphasizes the project’s cultural significance: “The BMW Art Cars are a cornerstone of our global cultural commitment. For nearly 50 years, we’ve collaborated with artists who share a passion for mobility, design, technology, and motorsports. Julie Mehretu’s vision for a racing car is a powerful addition to the BMW Art Car series. But her contribution goes beyond creating a stunning Art Car. Her ideas have inspired us to expand our cultural commitment by promoting the creativity of young artists in Africa.”

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