BMW Art Car



The concept for the BMW art cars was introduced by HervĂ© Poulain, an auctioneer and ardent racing driver from France. Poulain was searching for a link between art and cars and he asked his friend and renowned artist Alexander Calder to paint a rolling canvas on the BMW 3.0 CSL that he would race in the 1975 Le Mans endurance race. Poulain's 3.0 CSL was the first car to create a symbiosis between the world of art and the world of motorsport. Prompted by enormous enthusiasm for this work of art on wheels, BMW then decided to put its brilliant idea of establishing the Art Car Collection into practice.

BMW M history is synonymous with Motorsport, racing cars, tough competition and the restless wish to be the best!


Michael Bryan is an internationally renowned artist from Southern California who has created works of art for the Olympics, IN-N-OUT Burger, Toshiba, Grand Prix, 24 Heures du Mans and BMW among others.

His latest project involves the productions of the first BMW legacy art piece using a 1988 E30 M3 BMW as his canvas.