Monday, July 27, 2009

Armstrong's Art Bikes

88232182RM038_TOUR_DE_FRANC, originally uploaded by azzurri_nr1.

During the Tour Armstrong rode various Trek Madone's painted and stylized by famous artists, all of which will be auctioned off in NYC. The one ridden in the final stage into Paris was designed and produced by Damien Hirst with real butterflies lacquered into the paint job.

TREK TT bike, design by Nara by fumes1200.

photo by  by fumes1200

The Yoshitomo Nara Speed Concept Time trial bike that Armstrong rode during Stage 18 of the 2009 Tour de France. Written on the top tube is the saying never forget your beginners spirit! Good advice for any venue.

Great meshing of two of our passions- bicycling and art all brought together in the worlds greatest sporting event!


caramela said...

Nice idea- bicycling and art brought together- the way these bicycles look as structures is an art in itself-moving sculpture!So its more like painting and sculpture coming together...fUN!
By the way, I love your wildflowers...

Ina in Alaska said...

Back to tennis for a sec: The Federers had twin daughters!!! Now they are all set for doubles tennis!! :)

jaboopee said...

really delighted to have found your blog through artists who blog, isn't the internet great!
i take it you like bikes and cats ;0)

liza said...

I love the bikes! And I'm sad the tour is over. But he's coming to the Leadville 100 again this year and I think we can go!