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BMW 3.0 CLS by Alexander Calder

When race car driver and auctioneer Herve Poulain asked his friend, artist Alexander Calder, to paint the BMW 3.0 CLS that he would race in the 1975 Le Mans endurance race, it was the beginning of a truly gorgeous concept. Calder’s design of the BMW 3.0 CSL was the first Art Car ever, and one of his last works of art before he died in 1976. His rendition of the BMW Art Car boasts powerful colors and attractive curving expanses, which he applied generously to the wings, hood and roof.

Calder saw his art in action when he attended the Le Mans 24-hour race as a guest to witness his work’s premiere.

BMW 3.0 CLS Art Car, for the 1975 Le Mans Endurance Race, by Alexander Calder
via: City Furniture


Tuesday, August 9th, 2011


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One Response to
“BMW 3.0 CLS by Alexander Calder”

  1. Sebastian Gaydos Says:

    This art car is one classy, and at the same time, tough-looking car. I can see why it is truly admired as the first art car ever. I love the colors and the designs used by Alexander Calder. This car totally sparked the creativity among artists and designers to create beautiful and unique car designs today.

    Sebastian Gaydos

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