Artist John Baldessari With The Prototype of His BMW "Art Car" #19 To Be Unveiled Next Fall

John Baldessari is currently working on his rendition of the BMW "art car" with a prototype of the M6 GT3 model. Baldessari’s Art Car wilk be a ‘rolling advert’ for himself, featuring aspects from some of his most famous works – his use of colored dots. “For me, the car is certainly an icon of contemporary life. I have done sculpture before, but it’s the first time I have ever in a sense collaborated. I didn’t design the car – I collaborated with the designers of the car. I think the challenge comes in making something that cannot be understood from just one point of view, but only from a total point of view. I figured my use of colored dots is kind of an iconic series, so I had to include that. I’m actually advertising myself.” The final product will be unveiled on November 30, 2016 during Art Basel Miami and on the Daytona racetrack in January 2017. photograph by BMW