Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: BMW, cars?, esther mahlangu, jeff koons, south africa
I’ve been meaning to post about this for a while, but haven’t gotten around to it until now. Earlier this month, when Jeff Koons and BMW unveiled the artist’s (sadly Bubbles-free) concept for his contribution to the auto-maker’s famed art car collection, I took the opportunity to look back at some previous entries, from such contemporary art icons as Olafur Eliasson and Jenny Holzer. My favorite, though, has to be the car designed by South African artist Esther Mahlangu back in 1991. Forget Navajo, I want a Mahlangu print jacket.
More photos and a BMW promo video featuring Mahlangu after the jump. Bonus points to anyone who can understand her weird baboon analogy.