Can a Motorcycle be Art?
By Sean Doorly for
Cycle World Magazine Online
The Guggenheim Museum in New York City proves that yes a motorcycle can be art. The Guggenheim has assembled over one hundred motorcycles for its exhibit Art of the Motorcycle, which runs till September 20th. The exhibit chronicles the development of the motorcycle and places it within a cultural and historical context.
The exhibit is organized chronologically, from the creation of the Michaux-Perreaux (1868) to the MV Agusta F4.
Notable motorcycles on display are; the chopper from the film Easy Rider, Lawrence of Arabia's Brough Superior SS100, and the last known surviving 1933 Dollar V4.
For more information please check out the Guggenheim Museum's website at: www.guggenheim.org.
The entrance to the Art of the Motorcycle exhibit a the Guggenheim Museum
Bianchi B2N Sport
350cc, 1927 (Italy)
Bohmerland 598 cc,
Brough Superior SS100
Alpine Grand Sport 988 cc, 1926 (United Kingdom)
Military Model U 74 ci, 1944 (United States)
750 cc, 1972 (United States)
Millet 1924 cc, 1893