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Old 06-02-2010, 11:11 AM   #1
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Default Jeff Koons and BMW Unveil M3 GT2 Art Car at Paris Le Mans

Some may argue that race cars are a work of art. Well, here is a work of art on a work of art.

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The 17th BMW Art Car was unveiled in France yesterday, two months after artist Jeff Koons had previewed it before the world's media. Originally a 3-D computer-aided design, it's lost a dimension, been printed onto vinyl and wrapped around an M3 GT2 Beemer, ready for next weekend's 24-Hour Race at Le Mans, where it will be driven by Andy Priaulx, and two Dirks, Muller and Werner.


Sonic booms, light explosions, and Christmas lights were, apparently, Koons' inspiration, and it looks even better than its original computer renderings. There's debris on the car's backside, as well two rings that symbolize supersonic acceleration, as well as the artist's signature--he inked it at Paris's Centre Georges Pompidou, in front of a VIP audience of 300.



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Old 06-02-2010, 11:49 AM   #2
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I would drive the **** out of that thing around town.
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Old 06-02-2010, 12:13 PM   #3
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Looks cool, but towards the end of a 24 hour race that thing will be a major distraction around the course!
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Old 06-02-2010, 12:24 PM   #4
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Is this the first digitally made and/or vinyl-wrapped BMW Art Car?

He's a great artist,sure.. but the guy who laid the vinyl on is a magician.
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Old 06-02-2010, 02:37 PM   #5
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Old 06-02-2010, 02:44 PM   #6
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SUPER COOL!!!!!!!!

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Old 06-02-2010, 02:46 PM   #7
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Old 06-02-2010, 04:07 PM   #8
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I would drive the **** out of that thing around town.
first thing i thought
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Old 06-02-2010, 06:13 PM   #9
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I F-ing hate Jeff Koons...
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Old 06-02-2010, 11:05 PM   #10
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I F-ing hate Jeff Koons...
because you want to be him? That thing is ****ing awesome
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Old 06-02-2010, 11:34 PM   #11
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That is the first many-colored car that I've seen that looks cool. Wow... well done Mr. Koons.
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because you want to be him? That thing is ****ing awesome
No because he is a hack and almost as bad as Damien Hirst. If I was him I'd do everyone a favor and jump off a building with a rope around my neck.
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That is the first many-colored car that I've seen that looks cool. Wow... well done Mr. Koons.
Really?

http://www.bmwdrives.com/bmw-artcars.php
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No because he is a hack and almost as bad as Damien Hirst. If I was him I'd do everyone a favor and jump off a building with a rope around my neck.
and why exactly is he a hack?
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Old 06-03-2010, 11:32 AM   #16
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and why exactly is he a hack?
I assume you know who he is so I'm not going to debate this because the topic is entirely subjective so there is no way I could ever consider my view 'right'.

He's a very good salesman, marketer, entrepreneur, and this one of the better looking BMW art cars. But IMO as an artist, the way I view art, hack.
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sic. I would flog it.
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Oooh... neat! Although, I'm a fan of the 1975 and 1977 but not any of the others.
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Oooh... neat! Although, I'm a fan of the 1975 and 1977 but not any of the others.
Yea most of them are disappointing, the Koon's one is the prettiest by far... salt on my wounds.
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