An art car is a vehicle that has had its appearance modified as an act of personal artistic expression. Art cars are often driven and owned by their creators, who are sometimes referred to as "Cartists".
Most car artists are ordinary people with no artistic training. Artists are largely self-taught and self funded, though some mainstream trained artists have also worked in the art car medium. Most others agree that creating and driving an art car daily is its own reward. Artists like Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol and others have designed BMW Art Cars and their work has been reflected in racing cars like the BMW V12 LMR.
... While there is no clear line between where a car is called a custom car and an art car, in general art car has fewer stylistic guidelines and tends more towards folk art ... Lowriders and custom cars are often works of art in their own right and some art car parades and gatherings have allowed them as entrants over the years ... elaborate paint jobs that clearly qualify as art, thus bridging the gap between the two cultures ...
1963) is an American documentary filmmaker and art car artist living in Berkeley, California ... the 1998 follow-up Driving The Dream, which focuses on the artists behind the cars ... Harrod has created three art cars of his own Oh My God!, Pico de Gallo and The Camera Van ...
... Art Car Number Photo Artist Art Car Year Comment Source 1 Alexander Calder 3.0 CSL 2 ... Frank Stella 3.0 CSL 3 ... Roy Lichtenstein 320i Turbo 4 ... Andy Warhol ... Z4 17 ... Jeff Koons M3 GT2 2010 * The 2009 project by Robin Rhode did not create an art car, but rather used a BMW Z4 driven over a giant canvas to create a work by applying paint with the ...
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