“The most expensive and valuable Art Car in the world.” – Autoweek, May 2013. (Custom Edit from BMW Genius Videos) Footage Up-Res’d.
In the past 40 years, there have been just 17 BMW Art Cars, on average one every three years. Out of all of its Art Cars, this M1 — already nearly priceless as an automobile, let alone one breathed upon by the most recognizable name in modern art — is BMW’s most expensive and valuable.
When the Warhol M1 was brought to Hockenheim in 2009 to celebrate Thirty Years of the BMW M1, artist and Art Car alumnus Frank Stella drove the M1 in an homage race. Dr. Thomas Girst was aghast. “I said, ‘look, we shouldn’t drive that car because it’s worth so much and it’s such a great artwork. I’m going to tie myself to the car like how Greenpeace ties itself to trees.’:
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