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Shephard Fairey and Kenny Scharf Design for Lance Armstrong

Shephard Fairey and Kenny Scharf Design for Lance Armstrong
Arts & Culture
Laura Feinstein
  • 4 may 2009

Design and bike enthusiasts take notice! Iconic artists Shepard Fairey and Kenny Scharf have teamed up with TREK for a series of  supertouch curated art bikes to be ridden by Lance Armstrong in his first ever appearance at the Giro d’Italia, the world’s second most prestigious bike race (after the Tour de France, of course). The bikes are also part of Fairey and Scharfs efforts to bring attention to Lance’s upcoming STAGES art show benefiting Armstrongs anti-cancer charity Livestrong.

While fairey’s cycle (above) is inspired by Lance’s charity work and includes delicate patterns taken from Italy’s architectural and artistic heritage, Scharf’s work is more utilitarian, creating a “lightspeed” space- inspired aerodynamic bike. For those of you who might want to get your hands on a little piece of touring history, the bikes will be auctioned off on October 2nd during the NYC leg of the STAGES tour and proceeds will go towards Livestrong.

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