The vibrancy of color of the 205 countries participating in the 2012 London Olympic games will now be matched by a 16-strong collection of cars from BMW’s Art Car series, installed specially for the London 2012 Festival by the Institute of Contemporary Arts. This is the first time the series has come to London, welcoming visitors from July 21 to August 4 to come see very unique and very custom designs from some of the world’s top artists. Now in its 35th year, the collection represents the work of 16 artists who have redesigned these cars for various causes and reasons, beginning with Alexander Calder’s design that went on to compete in the Le Mans 24-hour race in 1975. Other big name contributors, including Ken Done, Frank Stella, Andy Warhol, Matazo Kayama, and David Hockney, will be on display throughout the six floors of the NCP Car Park garage in Shoreditch, which will be open to visitors free of charge. If you aren’t one of the lucky ones able to make way to Londontown for the games this summer, click after the jump to see a full preview of the collection.
National Car Park – Shoreditch
35 Great Eastern Street | Map
London EC2A 3ER England
Exhibition Dates: July 21, 2012 (Saturday) – August 4, 2012 (Saturday)