Roy Lichtenstein’s Art Car on Display in Hong Kong

Roy Lichtenstein's Art Car 1 photo
Photo: BMW
As part of its dedication to Art Basel’s Hong Kong show, BMW will bring Roy Lichtenstein’s Art Car at the venue, the vehicle surely being one of the highlights of the event.
Between May 15 to 18, 2014 over 245 galleries from 39 countries will be on display, at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. BMW will also be providing a VIP shuttle service.

Roy’s car was the third in BMW’s Art Car Collection, following in the footsteps of Alexander Calder and Frank Stella that used 3.0 CSL models. However, the 1977 creation was a BMW 320i Turbo, unlike its predecessors.

After he was done with his work, the artist said that “the painted lines symbolize the road the car has to follow and the artwork also portrays the surroundings through which the car is being driven.”

For nearly 40 years, the BMW Art Car Collection was a symbol of how automobiles can be themselves works of art, before or after a certain artist works on it and brings his own touch.

Up until now, 17 cars were designed by various artists around the world, such as Robert Rauschenberg, Jenny Holzer, Olafur Eliasson and Jeff Koons. All of them can be admired at various art shows around the world from time to time.
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