Porsche Taycan Artcar Heads to Auction for charity

RM Sotheby's will auction off this wrapped Taycan to support Swiss artists

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Andrea Klainguti ©2021 Courtesy of RM Sotheby's

Andrea Klainguti ©2021 Courtesy of RM Sotheby's

Porsche Schweiz AG and RM Sotheby’s have teamed up to auction off a 2020 Porsche Taycan 4S for charity. The auction will support artists who have been impacted by the Covid 19 pandemic. All proceeds of the sale will be donated to Suisseculture Sociale, a non-profit organization based in Switzerland. RM Sotheby's will not charge a buyer's premium for the auction, which will be offered without reserve.

Andrea Klainguti ©2021 Courtesy of RM Sotheby's

Andrea Klainguti ©2021 Courtesy of RM Sotheby's

Andrea Klainguti ©2021 Courtesy of RM Sotheby's

Andrea Klainguti ©2021 Courtesy of RM Sotheby's

The car is wrapped in a stunning livery of American artist Richard Phillips's 'Queen of the Night' painting. Porsche Schweiz CEO Michael Glinski was quoted on RM Sotheby's website stating the painting "reflects the guiding principles of sustainability and electromobility and of course also places a strong focus on nature in Switzerland". RM Sotheby's will host the auction online between April 6th and 13th, selling the Taycan as the exclusive lot in this sale.

Andrea Klainguti ©2021 Courtesy of RM Sotheby's

Andrea Klainguti ©2021 Courtesy of RM Sotheby's

Andrea Klainguti ©2021 Courtesy of RM Sotheby's

Andrea Klainguti ©2021 Courtesy of RM Sotheby's

I'm kind of bummed that the Taycan is wrapped and not hand-painted, but it's an Artcar I can respect nonetheless. The only other Porsche "Artcar" I can think of is Janice Joplin's, which obviously wasn't a factory paint job.

Andrea Klainguti ©2021 Courtesy of RM Sotheby's

Andrea Klainguti ©2021 Courtesy of RM Sotheby's

Andrea Klainguti ©2021 Courtesy of RM Sotheby's

Andrea Klainguti ©2021 Courtesy of RM Sotheby's

Andrea Klainguti ©2021 Courtesy of RM Sotheby's

Andrea Klainguti ©2021 Courtesy of RM Sotheby's

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Comments (10)

  • I always love the idea of art cars. At a VW dealer in London’s there is a madly painted GTi (or atleast was).,

      1 month ago
  • Wraps are for eating at lunch. Art is painted. Someone got mixed up.

    Oh wait, 21 Century ... blurring the lines between art and technology. Ok, all good. Carry on.

      1 month ago
    • Must've been a blank wrap where the artist(s) painted over is my guess

        1 month ago
  • I do like the amount of effort put into it.

      1 month ago
  • epic!

      1 month ago
  • I saw this and have to say that it is not for me. Also, I feel the idea of it being a wrap doesn’t really make it an art car. It should be permanent and, well, real.

      1 month ago
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