Coll.eo, CARJACKED (After Maurizio Cattelan), machinima, playable car, 2012
The ninth automobile in the ongoing CARJACKED project, a 2011 BMW X6, was appropriated by Maurizio Cattelan's assistants:
"For this project, Cattelan appropriated a 2011 BMW XM6 and covered its otherwise otherwise pristine roof top with pigeons’ excrements. It is playful reminder of Cattelan’s “Tourists” installation for the 1997 Venice Biennale, when he installed thousands of stuffed birds in the central pavillion. The artwork was subsequently expanded for the 2011 edition of the Biennale and rebranded as “The Others”.
“Originally, I wanted to create an invisible car,” Cattelan explains. “But then I realized it was not such an original idea. Benedict Radcliffe had already done it. Plus, I already had an ‘invisible’ artwork stolen from my car before, and doing another project on invisibility would have been an overkill” concludes the Italian artist. “I found myself in a cul-de-sac,“ Cattelan admits. “But then I had an epiphany. I was stuck in traffic and the car in front of me had two or three political bumper stickers. The car was a complete wreck, an old Subaru.The stickers were covering scratches and damages... I thought about covering this expensive, exclusive ebony German car with the tackiest bumper stickers I could find...”\" (Coll.eo)
Additional details about Cattelan's BMW Art Car can be found here.
The video of Cattelan's BMW Art Car is available here.
Submitted by Matteo Bittanti