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Cadillac CTS – Lexington Ave, NYC

May 26th, 2009 by Stu

 

cadillac-cts-grand-central-stationThe CTS looks right at home parked alongside slab-sided Lexington Avenue office buildings. This “Crystal Red”, second generation example absolutely reeks of urban sophistication and represents version 2.0 for Cadillac’s edgy Art & Science design language. We waited around for Kate Walsh but she never showed.

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BMW Art Cars- Grand Central Station, NYC

April 14th, 2009 by Ian

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clockwise from top left: 1977 BMW 320i by Roy Lichtenstein; 1986 BMW 635CSi by Robert Rauschenberg; 1979 BMW M1 by Andy Warhol; 1976 BMW 3.0 CSL by Frank Stella

Our very own Grand Central Station was one of the stops along BMW’s traveling Art Car exhibit.  These four famous BMW’s were formerly used as blank canvases by world renowned artists,  Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Frank Stella, and Robert Raushenberg.   The BMW art car project began in 1975 when race car driver Hervé Poulain commisioned an American artist to paint his BMW, and today there are 16 vehicles in the BMW art car stable.  These cars have graced some of the worlds most prestigious museums including the Louvre in Paris, and the Guggenheim in NY and Bilboa.

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