Luxury automaker Maybach has undertaken a series of sponsorship initiatives in the world of art. The program revolves around the work of one Julian Schnabel, an American artist and filmmaker, and was announced during Art Basel week in Miami, where Schnabel unveiled a piece entitled "Queequeq – The Maybach Sculpture" and auctioned off several of his works to benefit relief efforts still underway in Haiti.
The sculpture is inspired by "Moby Dick" and named after the harpoon thrower in the classic Melville novel, but that's only the start of the initiative. Schnabel also directed a film about Maybach, and an artistic development initiative will be undertaken by the artist and the automaker to mentor up-and-coming talent. Finally Maybach also announced a partnership with the Louvre in Paris whereby a rotating exhibit of sculptures will be displayed in the museum's glass pyramid.