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May112007

101. BMW Art Cars.

I recently had the opportunity to visit the BMW manufacturing plant's Zantrum (that's German for museum;) in South Carolina and saw an exhibit of art cars designed by such greats as Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg, Matazo Kayama, Frank Stella, and Andy Warhol - of whom I'm not a big fan just so you know. Apparently every year from 1975 and 1999, BMW commissioned one artist to paint one car. The cars provided a great medium for which to show off their unique styles and I hope that they restart this tradition soon. Check them out here, and here. (And for diecast versions - click here.)

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May 14, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterjulie
Hi there,
nice blog!

I found it while searching for information about Penguin Books.

Just a thing:
It's Zentrum in german, not Zantrum.

Best wishes!
May 20, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterDaniel
Zentrum. Got it. Thanks!
August 19, 2010 | Registered Commenterjj

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