BMW Art Cars on Parade

Mark Vaughn:

They won’t be racing but BMW’s famous Art Cars will be back on display. The Los Angeles County Museum of Art will feature four of BMW’s 16 art cars until Feb. 24.

Among the four are some of our favorites:

— Roy Lichtenstein’s 1977 Group 5 320i with its wild wing and body work.

— Frank Stella’s graph-paper 3.0 CSL.

— The 1979 Group 4 M1 that Andy Warhol painted with a brush.

All three cars raced at Le Mans with their new paint jobs.

Robert Rauschenberg’s 1986 6-series was not a race car and, with its more conventional bodywork, seems far more restrained than the rest.