The collection will feature 15 miniatures in all, with timed releases beginning now through 2005. Alexander Calder and Jenny Holzer's masterpieces
are currently available at BMW dealers worldwide. Art Car Miniatures designed by Andy Warhol and Sanro Chia will be released in mid-June.
The idea for the BMW Art Cars was born in 1975 when Hervé Poulain, the auctioneer and driver of the 24-hour race at Le Mans, was looking for a link
between art and motor racing. He had his BMW 3.0 CSL designed as a piece of art by his friend, American artist Alexander Calder.
Calder's design of the BMW 3.0 CSL was the first Art Car ever, and one of his last works of art before he died in 1976.