BMW returns to Frieze Angeles on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 with a multifaceted program featuring a world premiere vehicle designed by international contemporary artist FUTURA 2000. BMW will also present an Art Talk with FUTURA 2000 and Grammy award-winning recording artist Lupe Fiasco, exploring the intersection of art and mobility. BMW’s presensce at Frieze Angeles is part of the company’s continuing global partnership with Frieze and decades-long commitment to culture and the arts.

FUTURA 2000 has partnered with BMW’s legendary M division to express his unique artistic vision via the BMW M2, hand-painting three special examples at BMW world headquarters in Munich. Futura, born Leonard Hilton McGurr, established himself as a pioneer when graffiti met the formal gallery ecosystem in the 1980s. He quickly became known for his radical approach on the street, introducing abstraction to an entirely letter-based discipline, and became part of a wider art movement that included the likes of Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, and Dondi White. The BMW M2 by FUTURA 2000 will make its world premiere at
Frieze Los Angeles on Thursday, February 13 at 2:30 PM at Paramount Pictures Studios’ Backlot, and inspire a special edition production version to go on sale later this year.

Art Talk – “Sights and Sounds”
BMW i and Soho House will continue their partnership and present an inspiring Art Talk titled “Sights and Sounds” on Wednesday, February 12 at Soho Warehouse in downtown Los Angeles. Grammy-award winning recording artist Lupe Fiasco joins FUTURA 2000 to explore the intersection of art and mobility.

 

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