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Boutsen Ginion To Field Art Car Livery At Spa 24 Hours

US artist Peter Halley work to be revealed at Spa Test Day

Boutsen Ginion Racing’s BMW M6 GT3 will race at the 2020 Total 24 Hours of Spa (22-25 October) with an ‘Art car’ livery created by Peter Halley.

Whilst, not an official BMW Art Car, Boutsen Ginion Racing have joined the art car movement following a proposal from gallerist Alain Noirhomme, who commissioned Peter Halley to create a livery for the Belgian squad’s BMW M6 GT3.

The acclaimed neo-conceptualist artist was a central figure in the neo-conceptualist scene that sprung up in New York City during the nineteen-eighties, with his work often featuring neon-coloured geometric images.

The full livery for Boutsen Ginion’s BMW will be revealed to the world during the event’s official test days, which will take place at Spa-Francorchamps on 29-30 September.

Alain Noirhomme: “I have known Peter Halley since I first visited his New York studio in 1992 and represented his work in Belgium until the sale of my gallery in 2013. When I asked if he would like to take on the challenge of designing a race car, the answer was an instant yes! Peter knew all about the BMW Art Car project and is a friend of Frank Stella, who designed an Art Car in 1976. The whole Boutsen Ginion team has also given its full commitment and we are very honoured that Peter has been so involved. He devoted an unimaginable amount of time to it, but the final result is thanks to his immense talent. We look forward to welcoming him at this year’s Total 24 Hours of Spa.”

Peter Halley: “When my former gallery owner Alain Noirhomme made this proposal, I didn’t have to think for long before accepting. The project has pushed me to rethink my way of working and represents a new challenge. I am delighted that the car will be at the Total 24 Hours of Spa and look forward to following this year’s race.”

Olivier Lainé, Boutsen Ginion Racing: “Alain Noirhomme’s proposal to have our BMW M6 GT3 decorated by an internationally renowned artist instantly appealed to me as an original project with a lot of promise. The Total 24 Hours of Spa is particularly important to our team and undertaking this adventure with our BMW has been something very special. This year, the least we can say is that our car will attract a lot of attention!”