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BMW to unveil 17th Art Car design in France this summer

on Wednesday,April 07,2010 00:04

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Car manufacturer BMW has announced it will reveal its 2010 Art Car, which was designed by artist Jeff Koons, at the Centre Pompidou in Paris this June.

Koons used the company's M3 GT2 to create the 17th annual Art Car, which was recently cleared to participate in the 24 Hours of Le Mans race in France this summer. The artist unveiled the details of his design earlier this week at a press conference in New York City.

To devise the design that will appear on the finished car, Koons created a digital collage of race cars and other assorted graphics that represented color and speed. Using this artwork for inspiration, Koons layered saturated hues on a black background in an effort to complement the car's silver interior.

"There's a lot of power under that hood and I want to let my ideas transcend with the car," Koons said of his creative process.

"It's really to connect with that power," he concluded.

The artist is currently working with BMW's design team in Munich to ensure that the car is ready for the race, which will take place June 12 and 13.
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