Only 3 copies of the limited edition BMW THE 8 X Jeff Koons will arrive in Romania

Three customers in Romania will receive the exclusive BMW THE 8 X Jeff Koons model produced in 99 copies. This is a BMW M850i ​​xDrive Gran Coupé created in collaboration between American artist Jeff Koons and BMW.

BMW and Koons decided in early 2020 on a limited edition of the new BMW 8 Series Gran Coupé, which had its world premiere in January 2022.

Two BMW THE 8 X Jeff Koons models are completed every week

The model is hand-made by a team at the BMW factory in Leipzig. It only takes 200 hours to manually paint the model, which combines 11 different colors for the exterior. Two models are completed each week.

A model from the series was sold last month at a Christie’s charity auction held in New York for $ 475,000.

Initiated by French racing enthusiast Hervé Poulain and designed in collaboration with BMW Motorsport founder Jochen Neerpasch, the first BMW Art Car was commissioned when they both asked Alexander Calder to design the BMW race car. of Poulain in 1975.

Since then, 19 artists from around the world have created the BMW cars of their time. The BMW Art Cars by Roy Lichtenstein, Esther Mahlangu, Jenny Holzer, Andy Warhol, David Hockney, Ólafur Elíasson, Frank Stella, Robert Rauschenberg, Cao Fei and John Baldessari, among others, are all inspired by developments in art, design and technology. .

Jeff Koons designed the 17th BMW Art Car in 2010, the BMW M3 GT2, which also competed in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Last year, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the BMW Group’s cultural commitment last year, Art Cars entered the digital world and have been featured in augmented reality ever since. With the free Acute Art app, digital rolling sculptures are accessible to anyone in the world at any time.

Source: BMW

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