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Saw a cool exhibit today while I was walking through Grand Central. BMW has parked four of their famous art cars, along with an interesting art project, in the Vanderbilt Hall concourse.

The Art Car project started over 30 years ago, when French race car driver Hervé Poulain, persuaded his friend Alexander Calder to paint his BMW 3.0CSL before Mr. Poulain drove it at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1976. That was 16 Art Cars ago. The cars at Grand Central are by Frank Stella, Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol and Robert Rauschenberg, with a special exhibit displaying a piece of an art project by Robin Rhode, who went all Jackson Pollock on a stadium-sized canvas, using a BMW as his paintbrush.

After the jump, a few pics of the cars and a video of the project.

Roy Lichtenstein
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Frank Stella
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Andy Warhol
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Robert Rauschenberg
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Robin Rhode Project
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That Frank Stella 3.5CSL is my all time favorite car. Simply amazing, in my mind the only of the art cars where the art improved the car.

said Bob Lablaw on April 6, 2009 8:01 PM.
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