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(Car and Driver)   Would you pay $350k for a BMW with Taco Bell Anus? Jeff Koons thinks 100 of you will   (caranddriver.com) divider line
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2022-02-18 6:51:49 PM  
His BMW art car had a similarly distressed anus, though not aflame.
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2022-02-18 7:13:04 PM  
Most 10-year-olds can't afford that car.
 
2022-02-18 7:14:42 PM  
I'm glad each car is gonna have a unique vin number. Good jorb copywriters
 
2022-02-18 8:12:40 PM  

Metastatic Capricorn: His BMW art car had a similarly distressed anus, though not aflame.
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Sorry, Wil, I couldn't resist.

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2022-02-18 8:32:28 PM  
It's unremarkable.
 
2022-02-18 9:24:24 PM  
Me? No.
 
2022-02-18 9:30:35 PM  
But can it take you to the gym in 26 minutes?
 
2022-02-19 12:24:31 AM  
This cross-marketing of industrial-commercial products and celebrities is sickening ... oooo! You can ride in Spider Man's Spandex(TM) Lap!
 
2022-02-19 12:58:12 AM  
For $100,000 more they'll slap a Marvel and Sony logo on those Spider man seats
 
2022-02-19 1:11:21 AM  

brantgoose: This cross-marketing of industrial-commercial products and celebrities is sickening ... oooo! You can ride in Spider Man's Spandex(TM) Lap!


Spider-Man Slap | Meme Compilation pt. 1
Youtube 2fXNEPmYFhM
 
2022-02-19 1:20:04 AM  

markie_farkie: It's unremarkable.


Wait until the oil hits it.
 
2022-02-19 1:47:03 AM  
No. If they paid me to drive one, sure. But no way would I buy that.
 
2022-02-19 2:09:58 AM  

markie_farkie: It's unremarkable.


Yet highly combustible
 
2022-02-19 2:12:20 AM  
I'll wait for the NFT.
 
2022-02-19 2:59:04 AM  
Painting an asshole on a BMW is redundant.
 
2022-02-19 3:17:32 AM  
Go Goatse or go home.

/Porsche Boxter with mannequin hands either side of the center tailpipe
 
2022-02-19 3:38:42 AM  
Jeff Koons is the anus cancer of the art world.
 
2022-02-19 3:45:39 AM  
Between Justin Bieber, rappers and washed up sitcom kids it will sell out.
 
2022-02-19 3:47:44 AM  
In the article:
Included in every purchase is a unique VIN number

What?  Is a non-unique VIN an option?
 
2022-02-19 4:01:35 AM  
All that effort and they get something that looks like a wrap. Make edits as you see fit, but it looks like something done with Adderal, editing software, and a very large printer.
 
2022-02-19 4:17:48 AM  

DON.MAC: In the article:
Included in every purchase is a unique VIN number

What?  Is a non-unique VIN an option?


I think it's shiatty copywriting to explain something like the vin numbers will start with "KOONTS" instead of whatever random string designates this model when it doesn't have an assploding anus painted on it
 
2022-02-19 4:29:39 AM  
"The paint job alone ... requires 11 different stages and takes 285 hours per car to apply."

What the f*ck.

This is like when a toddler works for more than two hours on a very special drawing and then he finally shows it to you and it's just another crayon scribble.

Except instead of a toddler, it's a whole team of grown-ass people, and they spent 100 times as long on it, and it's less artistically impressive.

Imagine working at BMW and they have you doing this horseshiat. Your job is to painstakingly make a few of our cars look worse. It'll take hundreds of hours per car. Here is the number for the suicide hotline.
 
2022-02-19 5:31:49 AM  
Jeff Koons + BMW = Peak Douchebag
 
2022-02-19 5:46:27 AM  
An artist's rendition of how I feel after consuming lactose.
 
2022-02-19 5:51:54 AM  

padraig: Jeff Koons is the anus cancer of the art world.


Him or Banksy.  Neither even makes their own art.  A thorough charade.
 
2022-02-19 5:59:16 AM  

DON.MAC: In the article:
Included in every purchase is a unique VIN number

What?  Is a non-unique VIN an option?


It is, but you have to get it at an ATM machine.
 
2022-02-19 6:05:22 AM  

CoonAce: padraig: Jeff Koons is the anus cancer of the art world.

Him or Banksy.  Neither even makes their own art.  A thorough charade.


Jeff Koontz "donated" a statue to the city of Paris. An extremely ugly one, that's now in a very historic part of town.
Excepted he did not donate the statue itself, only the concept. You still have to pay him and his company to make it and install it. Sure, private donations will pay for it, but the city still gave it a place to install it, and will pay for maintenance.

His "gift" to Paris:
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2022-02-19 7:39:50 AM  
They raced this one
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2022-02-19 7:55:10 AM  
Yikes.  That's terrible.  Money can't buy taste, though they can try to force it on culture.  Good luck with that mess.

/Can't draw, but I can put comic book stickers on pictures of cars.
//cool,eh?
 
2022-02-19 8:10:43 AM  
The irony is, BMW buyers overwhelmingly want Black, Gun Metal Gray, and White. 99.9% of possible or current BMW owners would likely find this whole thing tacky.
 
2022-02-19 8:11:22 AM  

padraig: CoonAce: padraig: Jeff Koons is the anus cancer of the art world.

Him or Banksy.  Neither even makes their own art.  A thorough charade.

Jeff Koontz "donated" a statue to the city of Paris. An extremely ugly one, that's now in a very historic part of town.
Excepted he did not donate the statue itself, only the concept. You still have to pay him and his company to make it and install it. Sure, private donations will pay for it, but the city still gave it a place to install it, and will pay for maintenance.

His "gift" to Paris:
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This is why rural people don't take cities or Europe in general, seriously.
 
2022-02-19 8:15:26 AM  

Bathtub Cynic: padraig: CoonAce: padraig: Jeff Koons is the anus cancer of the art world.

Him or Banksy.  Neither even makes their own art.  A thorough charade.

Jeff Koontz "donated" a statue to the city of Paris. An extremely ugly one, that's now in a very historic part of town.
Excepted he did not donate the statue itself, only the concept. You still have to pay him and his company to make it and install it. Sure, private donations will pay for it, but the city still gave it a place to install it, and will pay for maintenance.

His "gift" to Paris:
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This is why rural people don't take cities or Europe in general, seriously.


Let me tell you a little secret : European city dwellers don't care.

/Lives in a city, but grew up in a rural place.
 
2022-02-19 8:27:14 AM  
More art car eye cleanser
Alexander Calder 3.0 CSL(also check out his Brannif Airways art planes)
LeMans vet
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2022-02-19 11:09:14 AM  
I'd to do up an art car of my own but my artistic talent isn't there.  I'm just happy to keep them running.
 
2022-02-19 11:47:15 AM  

bluenovaman: I'd to do up an art car of my own but my artistic talent isn't there.  I'm just happy to keep them running.


Your best effort with 3 or 4 rattle cans probably wouldn't suck more than what Koons did here.

/ fark Jeff Koons and the horse he rode in on.
// His entire career is making and somehow selling wretched kitsch that makes NASCAR collectible plates seem classy.
/// At some point your "ironic statement" really is just more bad art.
 
2022-02-19 12:23:30 PM  
Only if it comes with a stainless steel balloon animal in the glove box.

/I saw one of those hideous things in a casino in Las Vegas. It had all sorts of signs boasting about how expensive it was.
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"Look at my balloon animal and used Play-Doh. All the little kids wanna hang with me."
 
2022-02-19 12:46:31 PM  

Fear the Clam: Only if it comes with a stainless steel balloon animal in the glove box.

/I saw one of those hideous things in a casino in Las Vegas. It had all sorts of signs boasting about how expensive it was.
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"Look at my balloon animal and used Play-Doh. All the little kids wanna hang with me."


I like his stuff

Well, a lot of his stuff, it can make you smile,
 
2022-02-19 12:53:06 PM  
I'd take that car. Off topic question not related to this story: can a car wash be set to 'scour down to the primer'?
 
2022-02-19 1:29:33 PM  

yuthinasia: I'd take that car. Off topic question not related to this story: can a car wash be set to 'scour down to the primer'?


You would? You could spend less money and get one that didn't need repainting built to the same specs.
 
2022-02-19 1:45:03 PM  

anotherluser: yuthinasia: I'd take that car. Off topic question not related to this story: can a car wash be set to 'scour down to the primer'?

You would? You could spend less money and get one that didn't need repainting built to the same specs.


I'd take the car, not buy it unless I had way more money and a stable of cars. I like bmw normally aspirated engines. I've got a z4 w the s54 engine. Also x3 twin turbo that everyone hates because power comes on too fast and jerky. Shrug. Probably same w that 8 series, but lots of other cool tech.
 
2022-02-19 2:38:44 PM  
Jeff Koons is the nec plus ultra of hack artists.  His work makes "Velvet Elvis" look like a Rembrandt.
 
2022-02-19 7:28:53 PM  

Fear the Clam: Look at my balloon animal


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2022-02-20 7:49:40 AM  
rather have the spongebob toyota highlander.
 
2022-02-20 10:07:57 AM  
No, but this guy probably would.

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