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2017-07-27 15:02

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Saint-Tropez - BMW has donated a special i3 art car, designed by Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari of ToiletPaper, for the yearly Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation’s (LDF) Fourth Annual Saint-Tropez Gala.  

The fundraising auction saw intense bidding for the unique electric vehicle and a Swiss collector grabbed it for €100 000.

The “Spaghetti Car” is a fully functioning electric vehicle and came with a certificate of authenticity signed by ToiletPaper - Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari - as co-creators of this unique work of art.

According to oragnisers: "The donation of this unique work for the Foundation's annual charity gala in Saint-Tropez reflects once again the company's culture: daring, innovating, creating in complete freedom, in a responsible and sustainable spirit."



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From Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein to Robert Rauschenberg and Jeff Koons, BMW has been collaborating with artists creating Art Cars for almost half a century. The BMW i3 series was launched in 2014 as part of the BMW i brand.

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