The New Horizon Art Car
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The New Horizon Teaser
Video of the NEW HORIZON BMW E3 Wundercar. The car and its design invite you to think about change and challenges… about new horizons.
„What is your New Horizon project“?
The New Horizon Interview
Interview of the initiator and owner of the NEW HORIZON project,
Christian Zschocke and the main artist Heiner Meyer.
The New Horizon Theme Song
Project New Horizon
Spirit of 1969
New Horizon Art Work
by Heiner Meyer
New Horizon Silk Scarfs
by Regina Scholl
THE MAKING OF
Have a look at the fabulous work of Heiner Meyer and Walter Maurer creating this beautiful Art Car - The New Horizon
The “New Horizon” is a work of art with a message. The car and its design invite you to think about change and challenges… about new horizons.
The BMW E3 model was a milestone for BMW when introduced in 1968. It set the template for the contemporary BMW saloon: driver focused, twin round headlamps, straight six engine (the “Big Six” which remained in production until the ‘90s), Hofmeister kink. In many ways, the E3 came to define BMW, and revolutionised our expectations of large, luxurious and sporty saloons. It therefore constitutes an automotive symbol of change.
The E3 was introduced at a time of upheaval, as the ‘60s were drawing to an end. This particular model dates from 1969, and its artwork celebrates the spirit of the time, the peak of the counterculture movement. The Age of Aquarius dates from 1969 as does, yes, the Pink Panther TV show. 1969 was also the year of the first moon landing. The artist Heiner Meyer’s design places the New Horizon in its original context.
After a painstaking restoration of this fully functional car, the paintwork was applied by German aerosol artist and car racer, Walter Mauer, who has painted many of the BMW Art Cars. Walter Maurer has collaborated with artists such as Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein, and recently with contemporary Chinese artist, Cao Fei. The New Horizon innovates the BMW Art Car paradigm, by using for the first time a historical car as a canvas to celebrate our future.
The New Horizon has been invited to be on display at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance and the Miami and Karlsruhe Art Fairs, and was also seen at the Frankfurt Museum Angewandte Kunst. It is displayed here courtesy of Christian Zschocke, who conceived and designed the project.
The Jury, DEC. 2016
2016 - 2018
Artistic contest jury meeting 2016
MAK - Museum Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt am Main
Global Launch (World Premiere)
Art Miami, Florida ("most photographed piece of art of the exhibition")
BMW E3 "Grand Class"
BMW 2500 US Automatic - Chassis and matching engine no. 2150605; first series for US export; manufactured on 1 july 1969; fully functional and historically authentic.
Heiner Meyer (middle)
The artist was born in Bielefeld in 1953.
The works of Heiner Meyer have been presented worldwide in more than 200 group and solo exhibitions. His pictures and sculptures can be found in numerous public as well as private collections. His works as especially sought after in the American market. From the Hamptons to Miami, and as far away as Los Angeles, his works have already been on display in galleries and at art shows, for example at Art Miami.
Artistic Paint Coat:
Walter Maurer (left)
The German designer and university lecturer was born in Dachau, Bavaria in 1942. He is an important representative of modern cubism and expressionism in Germany. In his artworks, he often explains ethic issues against racism and extremism. He was also an artistic partner of Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Frank Stella.
Barbara von Stechow, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Technical Advisor and Documentation:
Sven and Ursula Höttges, München, Germany
Body and Chassis Works:
Martin Deggelmann, Martelleria, Forstern, Germany
Engine and Transmission:
Christian Kugler, Kleineichenhausen, Germany
Marc Sieber, SATS Group, Eching, Germany
Rolf Harter, car-trail.eu, Schapbach, Germany
Regina Scholl, Wiesbaden, Germany
Frank Klaas & Horst Steuernagel, Frankfurt, Germany
Dennis Tjiok, London, UK
Claudia Böhnert, COURAGE Strategieberatung, www.couragecomm.de, Frankfurt, Germany
Christian Zschocke, Bad Homburg, Germany
Christian Zschocke – when law meets art
Christian Zschocke conceived and designed the NEW HORIZON project in 2016. He is a successful transactions lawyer, who is heading the German operation of a global lawfirm and its Corporate and Business Transactions practice in Frankfurt for over 20 years.
Christian has a high affinity towards art and people who want to achieve something in their lives, who have clear goals and pursue them with high dedication and willpower.
“I would love to see even more courage, more positive endeavors, more freedom. And that everyone sets their own horizons and goals. Because if you set and achieve your goals, you’re satisfied and happy.” (Christian Zschocke).
For this reason, he came up with the NEW HORIZON project. He wanted to make the world a better place by inspiring people to look at NEW HORIZONS.
“And once you have that idea, you need something to help you express it. The E3 was a new horizon for BMW: the largest and fastest car, designed to take on the market leader. They really went out on a limb with this car. That seemed to me like a good foundation for the project” (Christian Zschocke).
Christian buys train-stations as an investment and loves chocolate, which is why his nickname was Schoggi as a child, a combination of his name and the word chocolate. He is a strong supporter of the art-community and has an active role in various voluntary associations.
Christian grew up in Germany, studied law at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn and in London. In 1994 he received a doctorate in law from the University of Hamburg.
Christian lived and worked in Paris, Buenos Aires, London and Brussels, before moving to Frankfurt, where he still has his main residence. Christian is married and has one son.
I would love to see even more courage, more positive endeavors, more freedom. And that everyone sets their own horizons and goals.
New Horizon Music Clip
Flashes of 1969
by Frank Klaas & Horst Steuernagel
Pink Panther Theme - Henri Mancini 2:40 min - RCA/Ariola International LC 0316
Aquarius/Let the sunshine - The 5th Dimension 0:13 min - Liberty Records GmbH 15193
Star Spangled Banner - Jimi Hendrix 0:07 min - MCA Records MCA13487
Je t’aime moi non plus - Jane Birkin 0:10 min - Fontana 260 196 MF
Get back - Beatles 0:12 min - Stroker Records New York City 5548-30
First Moon Landing 0.20 min
Willy Brandt - Mehr Demokratie wagen 0:11 min
Election Gustav Heinemann 0:16. min
Woodstock Festival „Stop this rain“ 0:15 min
Anti Vietnam War Protest 0:06 min
Interview Beatles zum Rooftop Concert 0:04 min
Report First Concorde Flight 0:10 min (British Pathé 1969)
Listen to Flashes of 1969 here
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