As part of BMW's sponsorship of the London Olympics, the brand has brought their **Art Cars** to a brutalist multi-storey car park in Shoreditch. It's co-hosted by the ICA and their touch shows in the cool, minimalist staging.
It's the first time in 35 years of the programme that the cars have been to the UK and they are only here for 2 weeks – so we would advise a visit before the show closes on 4th August.
There are 16 cars in the exhibition which span international road and race cars from 1975 to 2010. The vehicles might be highlights alone for car fanatics (3.0CSLs, Z1, M3s, 850CSI, 635CSIs, M1, 535i…), but it's the line-up of international artists and their interpretation of moving art that impresses most.
it all started with Alexander Calder in 1975 and takes in Frank Stella, Lichtenstein, Warhol, Fuchs, Rauschenberg, Hockney, Holzer and others, ending with Jeff Koon's 2010 M3 GTR which raced at Le Mans.
Everyone will have their favourites. I'd take Frank Stella's 1976 3.0CSL as a daily driver and put Jenny Holzer's 1999 V12 LMR up on my heated garage wall.