BMW art cars
BMW Z1 art car - A.R. Penck 1991
BMW art cars - Frank Stella 1976
BMW art cars - Roy Lichtenstein 1977
BMW art cars - Andy Warhol 1979
BMW art cars - Ernst Fuchs 1982
BMW art cars - R. Rauschenberg 1986
BMW art cars - M.J. Nelson 1989
BMW art cars - Ken Done 1989
BMW art cars - Matazo Kayama 1990
For A.R. Penck, the BMW Z1 was already a "work of art", in which the creativity and fantasy of the engineer and designer were reflected.
An automobile then which simultaneously lives up to the name Art Car in several senses. And it was from the technical design of the Z1 that Penck drew his inspiration for his work. The artist set the modern appearance of the car in contrast with the sign language, which in its simplicity recalls prehistoric cave paintings. However, it is at the same time a challenge to the observer, as the apparently straightforward symbols, evolved by a long process of abstraction, are in fact ciphers to be decoded.
Source: BMW World
A.R. Penck - The Artist
A.R. Penck was born in Dresden, East Germany, and studied together with a group of other neo-expressionist painters in Dresden. He became
one of the foremost exponents of the new figuration alongside Jorg Immendorff, Georg Baselitz and Markus Lüpertz. Under the communist
regime, they were watched by the secret police and were considered dissidents. In the late 1970s they were included in shows in West
Berlin and were seen as exponents of free speech in the East. Their work was shown by major museums and galleries in the West throughout
the 1980s. They were included in a number of important shows including the famous Zeitgeist exhibition in the well-known Martin Gropius
Bau museum and the important "New Art" show at the Tate in 1983.
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