THE 8 X JEFF KOONS

WOW! WOW! WOW!

Artist-signed: 475,000 dollars at Christie’s for the last THE 8 X JEFF KOONS.

WOW! WOW! WOW!Artist-signed: 475,000 dollars at Christie’s for the last THE 8 X JEFF KOONS.

On April 4, the only artist-signed BMW M850i xDrive Gran Coupé was sold at Christie’s auction house for 475,000 dollars. After intense international bidding both online and on site, the hammer of Tash Perrin, Deputy Chairman and auctioneer at Christie’s, finally went down to the applause of those invited to a festive dinner in Christie’s main auction room.

Guests included the artist himself, Alexander S. C. Rower, president of the Calder Foundation, the collector Larry Warsh, and the artist FUTURA 2000. This M850i xDrive Gran Coupé was the very last example being produced from the limited edition’s 99 pieces which had sold out three weeks after its world premiere in mid-February. All proceeds of the auction go to the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC), that Jeff Koons has personally been involved with for over two decades

BMW M850i xDrive Gran Coupé:
Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 11.0-10.7 (WLTP)
CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 251-243 (WLTP)

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“BMW is proud to support the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children through our collaboration with Jeff Koons and the auction of this special edition vehicle, THE 8 X JEFF KOONS.”
Sebastian Mackensen, president and CEO, BMW of North America
“From the choice of colors to its overall look and use of material my car has a superhero feel to it. Giving to ICMEC and literally saving the lives of children is a superhero endeavor, now more than ever. I am thrilled that the auction of the car was such a great success!”
Jeff Koons, artist

EXCLUSIVE SIGNATURE ON THE B-PILLAR.

Christie’s live charity auction at Rockefeller Plaza, where the car was on public display from April 1-4, highlighted the last example being built of THE 8 X JEFF KOONS. Offering the most exclusive version available from the original set of 99 pieces, this vehicle showcases the artist’s signature on the B-Pillar. The lucky bidder can not only look forward to owning a car signed by Jeff Koons but will also be invited by the artist to a personal tour of his Manhattan studio.

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THE 8 X JEFF KOONS represents one of the most extensive custom factory production processes ever undertaken by BMW. The unique exterior and interior liveries are authentic artistic creations by the artist himself. The vehicle’s exterior features expressive and striking graphic design, combining 11 different exterior colors.

 

Following the charity auction in New York, THE 8 X JEFF KOONS will be presented at numerous art fairs and events in Europe, Asia and the Middle East, including the 17th Istanbul Contemporary, Paris Photo, the Goodwood Festival of Speed and West Bund Art & Design Fair Shanghai.

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THE 8 X JEFF KOONS

THE 8 X JEFF KOONS

THE 8 X JEFF KOONS

BMW M850i xDrive Gran Coupé: Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 11.0-10.7 (WLTP); CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 251-243 (WLTP)

 

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  • The models illustrated include optional equipment.

    Official data on power consumption and electric range were determined in accordance with the mandatory measurement procedure and comply with Regulation (EU) 715/2007 valid at the time of type approval. In case of a range, figures in the NEDC take into account differences in the selected wheel and tire size; figures in the WLTP take into account any optional equipment. WLTP values are used for assessing taxes and other vehicle-related charges that are (also) based on CO2 emissions, as well as for the purposes of vehicle-specific subsidies, if applicable. Where applicable, the NEDC values listed were calculated based on the new WLTP measurement procedure and then converted back to the NEDC measurement procedure for comparability reasons. For newly type-tested vehicles since 01.01.2021, the official data no longer exist according to NEDC, but only according to WLTP. For more information on the WLTP and NEDC measurement procedures, see https://www.bmw.com/wltp.

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