Jeff Koons BMW M3GT2, 2010
"These race cars are like life, they are powerful and there is a lot of energy," said Koons. "You can participate with it, add to it and let yourself transcend with its energy. There is a lot of power under that hood and I want to let my ideas transcend with the car – it‟s really to connect with that power."
As part of his creative process, the artist collected images of race cars, related graphics, vibrant colors, speed and explosions. The resulting artwork of bright colors conceived by Koons is evocative of power, motion and bursting energy. Its silver interior along with the powerful exterior design, the Art Car will impart a dynamic appearance even when it‟s standing still.
Jeff Koons, one of the most celebrated artists of our time, was born in York, Pennsylvania, in 1955. Mr. Koons‟ work has been exhibited internationally and is in numerous public collections, including the Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY), Whitney Museum of American Art (New York, NY), Guggenheim Museum (New York, NY), The National Gallery (Washington, DC) and many others.
The BMW M3 GT2
- a 4.0-liter V8 engine
- displacement: 3.999 cm³
- power output: 500 bhp
- top speed: 300 km/h