ART + DESIGN

Martin Chambi: “I Am Not Hispanic: I am Pre-Hispanic.”

It was the Indian Chief that caught my eye, and the irony that a pureblood native Peruvian was riding it in Cuzco in 1934. There’s always a story behind such a photo, as not may Native (South) Americans are photographed on motorcycles in the first half of the 20th Century: large motorcycles were an expensive luxury, so this fellow must have been successful. Martin Chambi with his c.1925 Indian Scout on the streets of Cuzco, Peru. [MartinChambi.org]So Martin Chambi proved to be, extraordinarily so, both in his own lifetime and beyond, as a...

‘Shared Lady Beetle’: the Sweetest Rebuke

Beijing's LUO Studio designed an evocative, hand-fabricated mobile children's...

Selling Speed

The motorcycle industry has always 'sold speed' as a primary impulse, while...

Heidi Zumbrun on Exhibit

Heidi Zumbrun's compelling photos of moto and surf culture seen recently at the...

Denis Sire

NSFW! Legendary French motoring cartoonist Denis Sire has died. Famous for his...

Tom Sachs: ‘The Pack’

Acclaimed conceptual artist Tom Sachs has a new exhibit at Vito Schnabel Gallery...

The Art of the Motorcycle: The Wrapped Vespa

'You're an outrage!' How Christo's 'Wrapped Vespa' almost got into the Art of...

Death By Cocteau

In 1949, Jean Cocteau invented the 'Dark Rider' image in his film 'Orphée', and...

Martin Squires: Jake De Rosier at 90mph

Vintagent Contributor Martin Squires interprets a hair-raising 1911 interview...

Motorcycle Specials: Maurice Brierley’s Methamon

Artist Martin Squires brings his paints when he visits Maurice Brierley’s wild...