BMW has a strong presence in London for the 2012 Olympics, recently unveiling its pavilion that will be seen at the Olympic Park. The German automaker will also have its collection of art cars exhibited for the first time in the UK from July 21st to August 4th.
The exhibition is in partnership with the Mayor of London and the London 2012 Festival, taking over a landmark car park in Shoreditch. The work of 16 international artists will be showcased over six floors in the NCP Car Park through the BMW Art Car Collection that was started over 35 years ago. Artists include: Alexander Calder, Frank Stella, Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, Ernst Fuchs, Robert Rauschenberg, M.J. Nelson, Ken Done, Matazo Kayama, César Manrique, Jeff Koons, A.R. Penck, Esther Mahlangu, Sandro Chia, Jenny Holzer, and David Hockney.
“The London 2012 Festival is thrilled to be working with BMW and the ICA on what will be one of our most exciting pop up events of the summer – London has never seen these astonishing cars, and this free event will be a highlight of our festival,” said Ruth Mackenzie, Director of the London 2012 Festival.