Briggs Automotive Company, better known as BAC, is throwing up the artistic gauntlet for the Sleeping With Art: The Art of Cars event in October. It has turned its supercar, the Mono, into a canvas for artists to paint on.
The BAC Art Car Challenge is open to artists of all skill levels, who can participate by downloading a template and creating their masterpiece. The car can then be viewed on a BAC Mono Configurator to see how it works in three dimensions, and then submitted to enter the competition.
Artists must submit their artwork to paperlegend.com by October 22. Approved works are shown on the show. They will also be converted into NFTs and the buyers of these digital tokens will receive a 1:6 scale model to build.
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While the artists will receive a share of the proceeds from the sale, the new owners will receive exclusive design rights to future artworks. That includes the opportunity to commission a real BAC Mono Art Car with the design.
“BAC owners are as individual as the Mono itself, and we pride ourselves on our digitally-led personalization program,” said Ian Briggs, co-founder of BAC. “Creating an Art Car with Paperlegends and showcasing it at the Sleeping with Art: The Art of Cars event reinforces BAC’s approach to innovative concepts, stunning design and providing unparalleled levels of bespoke personalization.”
A full-size art car has already been built for the Sleeping With Art: The Art of Cars event, produced in collaboration with Rene Turrek. It will be displayed at the event next to an empty white Mono to serve as inspiration for buyers and artists.
Sleeping With Art: The Art of Cars takes place at Hedsor House in Buckinghamshire from October 25-26 and showcases the latest creative initiatives between car manufacturers and artists. The show will showcase sculptures, paintings, collages, photographs, NFTs and of course art cars.