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Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Bernar Venet

About the Rubell Family Collection

The Rubell Family Collection (RFC) was established in 1964 in New York City, shortly after its
founders Donald and Mera Rubell were married. It is now one of the world’s largest, privately
owned contemporary art collections.

In Miami, Florida, since 1993, the RFC is exhibited within a 45,000-square-foot repurposed Drug
Enforcement Agency confiscated goods facility. The museum and its sculpture garden are publicly
accessible. The Contemporary Arts Foundation (CAF) was created in 1994 to expand the RFC’s
public mission inside the paradigm of a contemporary art museum.

The collection is constantly expanding and features such well-known artists as Jean-Michel Basquiat,
Keith Haring, Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons, Neo Rauch, Cindy Sherman, Kara Walker and Andy Warhol. In addition to displaying internationally established artists, the RFC actively acquires, exhibits and champions emerging artists working at the forefront of contemporary art.

Each year the Foundation presents thematic exhibitions drawn from the collection with accompanying catalogs. These exhibitions often travel to museums around the world. In 2011–12, 30 Americans was presented at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, Virginia, and the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh, North Carolina. Paintings from the Rubell Family Collection were at the Fundación Banco Santander in Madrid, Spain in 2012. Time Capsule, Age 13-21: The Contemporary Art Collection of Jason Rubell is currently at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. Other exhibitions have been presented at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Palm Springs Art Museum in California and North Carolina Museum of Art. Sponsors for recent exhibitions have included Bank of America, Puma, Audi, Lanvin and Dedon.

The Foundation has been recognized as a pioneer in what is often referred to as the “Miami model,”
whereby private collectors create a new, independent form of public institution. The Foundation also maintains an internship program, an ongoing lecture series and an extensive artwork loan program to facilitate exhibitions at museums around the world. Its ongoing partnership with Miami-Dade County Public Schools enables thousands of schoolchildren to visit and have educational programming inside the Foundation every year. In addition, the Foundation has a public research library containing over 40,000 volumes and a comprehensive contemporary art bookstore.

About Bugatti

Art – Forme – Technique: these are the brand values that laid the road map for Ettore Bugatti and
that continue to provide the trajectory for Bugatti Automobiles today. Ettore was born into a family
of artists: his father was a respected sculptor and furniture designer and studied at the Ecole des
Beaux-Arts of Paris, while his brother, Rembrandt, was a significant sculptor whose work was
exhibited at the Venice Biennale, among other venues. Ettore initially began his career by studying
art at the Brera Art School in Milan before he dedicated himself to the art of engineering. In 1909,
the young Ettore set up his own car manufacturing atelier in Molsheim, in Alsace, France. Art
continued to influence him; he required his cars to be works of art and the design of his motors,
wheels, and the controls in his cockpits derived from the formal vocabulary of the art of his time
(Braque, Léger, Duchamps, Delaunay). He repeatedly experimented with new materials and
repeatedly pushed himself and his cars on to new peaks of performance. Many of the models that he
designed wrote racing history.

In 1998, Bugatti Automobiles revived the company, which had ceased operations in 1956, and they
also oriented themselves according to this brand DNA: with the Veyron 16.4 and its derivatives, the
Super Sport, Grand Sport and Vitesse, they not only created the fastest and most technologically
advanced super sports cars, but also an unmistakable, timeless design in which Bugatti’s brand values come alive once more.

The Bugatti Grand Sport Venet will be exhibited from Wednesday, December 5 through Sunday,
December 9, 2012, during Art Basel Miami Beach at the Rubell Family Collection, 95, NW 29th Street, Miami, FL, 33127. Opening hours: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
"Horsepower sells motor cars, but torque wins motor races."
-Carrol Shelby
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