Let’s be honest with ourselves and just admit that when it comes to art most of us are clueless. I can admit to that.
I walked into Studio Cycle Group and a stack of flyers for a motorcycle photography exhibit called Motorcycle Culture & Celebrity Builders caught my eye. The black and white images on the flyer lived up to the title. Indian Larry and the Americana bike culture were well represented.
Truth be told I had no idea what to expect. Much like the complete putz when it comes to art that I am, I rode in when the gallery was already closed. Luckily, Data Armada which is hosting the exhibit at 258 Wallace Ave., Toronto, was working late and willing to let a rider in. Thanks again!
Close up stills of the legendary custom motorcycle builder Indian Larry stood watch over the room eerily. Full sleeve tattoos and fists up at ready, Larry will forever be an icon in the custom motorcycle world.
Larry’s famous neck tattoo was prominently visible, though blurry. Read it on the right.
Philosophy and motorcycles sometimes go hand in hand. The exhibit featured some beautiful custom well versed in thought and opinion. I missed the opportunity to speak to Bryan Helm, the photographer, now in New York and no doubt taking more kick ass shots of la vita urban.
Prices ranged from $450 for a 16″x20″ framed shot the Ice Cream Man from Hell (a.k.a. Sturgis), to $1,500 for a 30″x40″ burn out shot from Sturgis.
Seen Bryan’s work? Have some motorcycle art tips for us? Leave a comment below!