On the subject of his sweeping brush and finger strokes, Warhol said: “I tried to portray speed pictorially. If a car is moving really quickly, all the lines and colors are blurred.” Warhol’s rolling work of art had its first and only race outing at the 24-hour race at Le Mans in 1979, when it was sixth in the overall ranking.
The video below we saw on World Car Fans reminded me of the famous art cars introduced by Hervé Poulain. 16 of them were produced in all. Since the subject here is M1, I picked out Warhol’s M1. Whether the Mule is a homage to a new release from BMW or somebody’s publicity stunt, it’s pretty cool.