Cut printed paper, acrylic, graphite pencil on fiberglass
7 1/16 x 36 x 16 5/16 in. (18 x 91.5 x 41.5 cm)
Signed and dated left quarter panel: rf Lichtenstein '77
Classification: other work

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Artwork: BMW Art Car (Maquette), 1977 (RLCR 2544) Photo: Courtesy BMW
Artwork: BMW Art Car (Maquette), 1977 (RLCR 2544) Photo: Courtesy BMW
Artwork: BMW Art Car (Maquette), 1977 (RLCR 2544) Photo: Courtesy BMW
Artwork: BMW Art Car (Maquette), 1977 (RLCR 2544) Photo: Courtesy BMW
Artwork: BMW Art Car (Maquette), 1977 (RLCR 2544) Photo: Courtesy BMW
Artwork: BMW Art Car (Maquette), 1977 (RLCR 2544) Photo: Courtesy BMW
RLCR 2544 (RL 4360.m)
BMW Art Car (Maquette)
1977
Title Source
RLF
Alternate title and source: BMW Racing Car Maquette (RLF)
Media
Cut printed paper, acrylic, graphite pencil on fiberglass
1:5 scale BMW 320i Group 5 racing model.
Dimensions
7 1/16 x 36 x 16 5/16 in. (18 x 91.5 x 41.5 cm)
Inscriptions
Signed and dated left quarter panel: rf Lichtenstein '77
Remarks

Built by Bonet, Munich. Varnished (in white) by Lackiererei Maurer, Munich. 

BMW sent two blank white maquettes to the artist on which to apply his design. This maquette was used (instead of RLCR 2543) as a guide for the actual car design.

Photo: Courtesy BMW (all Primary Images)
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Provenance
BMW Group Mobile Tradition, Munich, Germany
Exhibitions
BMW of North America, Inc, Montvale, New Jersey, Group show, Fall 1978.
Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, Michigan, Art and the Automobile, January 12–March 12, 1978 (Flint Institute 1978).
Sakowitz Department Store, Houston, Group show, October 8–29, 1978.
Musée automobile de la Sarthe, Le Mans, France, BMW aux 24h du Mans de 39 à 80, June 13–14, 1981.
Abbaye de l'Epau, Yvré-l'Évêque, France, 24h de course, Le Mans 1923–1983, June–October 1984.
Grande Halle de la Villette, Paris, Grands Jeux, July 10–August 10, 1985.
Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, L'art, le style et l'auto, September 18–29, 1985 (Fondation BMW 1985).
Fondation Cartier pour l'Art Contemporain, Jouy-en-Josas, France, La Vitesse, June 7–September 30, 1991 (Fondation Cartier 1991, p. 52 ill.).
École nationale supérierure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, Art Cars, October 1–6, 1991. Traveled to: École régionale des Beaux-Arts, Lille, France, October 9–16, 1991; Musée des Beaux-Arts, Nancy, France, October 20–27, 1991; Château de Lacroix-Laval, Lyon, France, October 31–November 12, 1991; Halle Martenot, Rennes, France, November 17–22, 1991; Cité mondiale du vin et des spiriteaux, Bordeaux, France, December 17–31, 1991.
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Roy Lichtenstein: A Retrospective, October 7, 1993–January 16, 1994 (only Hamburg) (Waldman 1993b). Traveled to: Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Calif., January 26–April 3, 1994; Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal, Montreal, May 26–September 5, 1994; Haus der Kunst, Munich, October 13, 1994–January 9, 1995 (included early works) (Waldman 1994); Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany, February 8–April 30, 1995 (included early works) (Waldman 1994); Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, June 2–September 3, 1995 (included early works) (Waldman 1994); Wexner Center for the Arts, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, September 21, 1995–January 7, 1996 (abridged version) (Waldman 1994).
Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes, Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, Mexico City, Roy Lichtenstein: Imágenes reconocibles: Escultura, pintura y gráfica, July 9–October 18, 1998 (only Washington, D.C.) (Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes 1998). Traveled to: Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico, November 5, 1998–January 31, 1999; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., June 5–September 30, 1999 (as Roy Lichtenstein: Sculpture and Drawings, revised and expanded) (Corcoran 1999); Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno (IVAM), Valencia, Spain, October 21, 1999–January 9, 2000 (Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes 1999); Fundación Pedro Barrié de la Maza, A Coruña, Spain, January 27–April 23, 2000 (Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes 1999); Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisbon, Portugal, May 11–August 15, 2000 (as Roy Lichtenstein: Imagens Reconhecíveis) (Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes 2000).
Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, Florida, Roy Lichtenstein: Inside/Outside, December 11, 2001–February 24, 2002 (Clearwater 2001).
Le Bellevue, Biarritz, France, Les Jeux dans l'Art du XXe siècle, June 22–October 3, 2002 (Auzias de Turenne 2002, p. 117 color ill.). Traveled to: La Lonja-Palacio de Montemuzo, Zaragoza, Spain, October 29, 2002–January 6, 2003.
Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum Duisburg, Duisburg, Germany, Pop Cars: Amerika, Europa, April 25–July 4, 2004 (only Heilbronn?; not in cat.) (Leinz 2004). Traveled to: Städtische Museen Heilbronn, Heilbronn, Germany, July 17–October 10, 2004.
Literature
"People." Time 109, no. 23 (June 6, 1977), p. 93 color ill. (with artist in studio).
Russell, John. "Autobiography of a Car." New York Times, August 19, 1977, p. C14 b/w ill. (with artist in studio; either this work or RLCR 2543).
BMW Public Relations. Kunst am Automobil: BMW Art Car Collection. Munich: BMW AG Public Relations, 2002, p. 18 b/w ill.