We all know BMW has a special connection with the arts world – mainly through the collection of BMW Art Cars – but that’s not all there is to the artistic expression of the company.
For example, Romanian artist Adrian Mitu has thought of a uniquely innovative way of describing the brand’s century-long history. He envisioned over the course of just 30 days no less than 101 paintings – but more interesting its they are mostly made out of coffee, the artist’s vision is that our popular morning beverage is exuding energy, which is a perfect match with the BMW Motorsport theme he focused upon. For contrast purposes he used watercolors in cooler undertones against the warm tones of the coffee, and you really don’t need to be a fan of the BMW brand to appreciate the sizeable amount of work and talent used here.
An ambitious project on its own, there’s more to it than celebrating heritage – it’s also a walk-through motorsport history with major races and huge wins for the BMW brand captured for immortality. The coffee brought back moments such as the 1939 Le Mans, the 1940 Mille Miglia, as well as the iconic runs of Hans-Joachim Stuck at the Nürburgring through the 1970s with the CSL and the M1. The paintings will travel to the United States as part of an event labeled “Heroes of Bavaria: 75 Years of BMW Motorsport” organized by BMW Car Club of America Foundation.