The 11th edition of Art Basel Miami Beach takes place in Florida from December 6 to 9, 2012. More than 250 leading galleries from North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa will present works by over 2,000 artists of the 20th and 21st centuries. BMW has been a partner of Art Basel Miami Beach for many years and will again be involved in the art show with an event of its own.
Three of the legendary BMW Art Cars will be exhibited in a special pavilion in the Botanical Gardens next to the fair. In addition to the vehicles that Frank Stella and Alexander Calder created in the 1970s, Robert Rauschenberg’s “rolling sculpture” from 1986 will also be on display. A fourth car, the BMW Art Car by Jenny Holzer from 1999, will be exhibited in the Art Collectors Lounge at the showground.
BMW will again provide the official VIP shuttle service for visitors to the show. The vehicles will ensure a seamless linkage between the various event locations and show venues.
In addition to Art Basel with its shows in Basel, Miami Beach and soon Hong Kong, BMW also supports other art shows all over the world, including the Frieze Art Fair in London and New York, Art Toronto, Art Amsterdam, TEFAF Maastricht and Paris Photo, as well as the initiatives Gallery Weekend Berlin and Independent Collectors. Furthermore, the BMW Group cooperates on a long-term basis with cultural institutions and art professionals worldwide, including projects such as the BMW Guggenheim Lab and the Preis der Nationalgalerie für junge Kunst in Berlin.
More information about the Art Car collection and images are available at: http://www.bmw-artcartour.com/