Turns out there is a little less parking around the Olympics. BMW has taken over the Great Eastern Street Car Park in Central London — less than five miles from the Olympic Stadium — to showcase their art cars.
BMW has a long tradition of having leading artists turn their vehicles into works of art, and this summer London’s Institute of Contemporary Arts is borrowing the collection for a free show. Cars on display include the 1979 M1 by Andy Warhol, 1991 Z1 by A.R. Penck, 1986 635 CSi by Robert Rauschenberg, 1999 V12 LMR race car by Jenny Holzer, and 1977 320i by Roy Lichtenstein.
The exhibition began on July 21st, and it will remain open through this Saturday. It would be hard to imagine anyone in London for the Olympics would want a break from the games, but for the few enthusiasts that do, this is the most worthwhile ticket in town. For those who can’t make it, we’ve got plenty of shots in the full photo gallery.