BMW Art Cars
Ken Done x BMW M3

Ken Done x BMW M3

At the early age of 14, Ken Done, who was born in Sydney in 1940, began studying art at the National Art School. In the late seventies, after twenty years as a commercial artist in Sydney, New York and London, he began painting full-time.

Done held his first exhibition in Sydney in 1980, soon becoming one of the most significant painters on the Australian continent. In 1988 he was commissioned with the design of Australia‟s and the United Nations’ pavilions at the EXPO in Brisbane, Queensland. His paintings feature vivid colours and brush strokes portraying the typical face of Australia.

(@ Enes Kucevic)
(@ Enes Kucevic)
(@ Enes Kucevic)
Ken Done and his M3

From the very beginning, Done knew exactly how the car should be designed. On the one hand he wanted the paintwork to express some of the fascination he held for this high-performance car.

At the same time, however, it also had to be typically Australian, reflecting the vitality of his homeland. Done decided in favour of the exotic colours of parrots and parrot fish which, in his view, had two characteristics in common with the BMW M3 – beauty and speed.


The BMW M3 group A racing version

Four-cylinder inline engine

Displacement: 2,332 cm³

Power output: 300 bhp

Top speed: 281 km/h

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