ART + DESIGN

Jean Depara, Congolese Photographer

There's been a recent shift in Fine Art photography with African subject matter; instead of being wholly photos OF Africa by outside professionals, photographers FROM Africa have finally gotten their due. The most famous of these is Malick Sidibé, who worked in Mali from the 1960s onwards, documenting street life and capturing the fashions and moods of Mali in his portrait studio (Studio Malick). Included in his many portraits are a few props from his subject's lives, which often meant small motorcycles and mopeds, with sharp-suited young men...

Billy Al Bengston: Art in Motion

Pop artist Billy Al Bengston raced motorcycles to make a living while creating...

Martin Munkacsi

A pioneer photographer of sports, fashion, and celebrities, Martin Munkacsi's...

The Current: Eff You See Eye

The UCI sets the rules for sanctioned bicycle racing the world over. Robert...

Luigi Colani: The Future Is Now

The Swiss designer Luigi Colani focussed on erotic, streamlined shapes, and was...

Gallery: Heidi Zumbrun

If there's every age, sex, and color, and every kind of motorcycle, it must be...

The Ghosts of the St. George Hotel

The St. George Hotel in Volcano, CA, is notoriously haunted, but our...

DG Manktelow, Cafe Racer

As a college student, DG Manktelow needed some credits, so enrolled in a...

Grayson Perry at the British Museum

Sculptor Grayson Perry designed an outrageous Harley-Davidson Knucklehead custom...

The Chanel Triton

Built as an homage, the Chanel Triton was used by Karl Lagerfeld for his 2010...

Karlheinz Weinberger

The Swiss photographer worked in obscurity in the 1960s and beyond, documenting...