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Julie Mehretu’s BMW Art Car unveiled at the Centre Pompidou


21 May 2024


The 20th BMW Art Car, designed by Julie Mehretu, has been presented for the first time at the Centre Pompidou in Paris. This longstanding project, which continues the tradition of BMW Art Cars and competitive racing, transforms the BMW M Hybrid V8 race car into a performative work of art.

Within a few weeks of its unveiling in Paris, the latest edition of the BMW Art Car will compete in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, a prestigious race held near the town of Le Mans in France.

The artist has stated: ‘The whole BMW Art Car project is about invention, about imagination, about pushing limits of what can be possible. I don’t think of this car as something you would exhibit. I am thinking of it as something that will race in Le Mans. It’s a performative painting. My BMW Art Car was created in close collaboration with motorsport and engineering teams. The BMW Art Car is only completed once the race is over.’

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