MORE QUIRKY BIKE ART

The installation is by Danish/Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson, the photo is by Chris Bell and there are 14 years of bad luck waiting for the first person to try riding it.

Thanks everyone who visited my recent post on the Art of Cycling. It pulled a huge number of hits in just a few days.

Thanks too to the people who referred me to other fine examples of creativity on two wheels. There were such a lot of good ones it deserved a follow-up post…

In Hobart’s MONA gallery you’re guaranteed to find something startling and provocative. Sometimes it involves a bike.

Roman Signer’s Fahrrad mit Farbe (Bike with paint). I wonder if Herr Signer has spent some time riding with pelotons through the mud of his native Switzerland.

I don’t know who the artist is, but the image came from http://www.funandfantastic.wordpress.com


I love the idea of the Animals on Bikes project in western New South Wales. In 2010, farmers were invited to make their own bike/sculptures and set them in their paddocks to entertain passing motorists.

The result is an ongoing outdoor art gallery 120 kilometres long, with regularly changing exhibitions. I must get out there soon and drive the route myself, or ride it on a bike!

Robert Armstrong’s Yullundry Roo. Photo: Lisa Maree Williams Getty Images AsiaPacific

Andrew McKenzie’s Roadrunner and Coyote.
Photo: http://www.animalsonbikes.com.au

And if you’d like to see some creative uses of cycling parts around the house, check out Andy Gregg’s Bike Furniture designs.

11 Comments

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11 responses to “MORE QUIRKY BIKE ART

  1. Great bike art collection! Thank you for including my picture!

  2. Interesting, especially since the bike above it is also Swiss – they must have a thing about bike art.

  3. More good stuff – this could go on for a long time? My favourite today is the bike with paint!

    • I’ll give it a rest for a while soon, Andrew. That MONA gallery in Hobart has been a huge hit.

      It’s a private collection, open to the public and funded by a philanthropist who made his money from gambling, posing interesting ethical dilemmas. I hope to get there soon.

  4. like the first one, but nah after reading the insert, I don’t need another bad luck :)

  5. Mmmm I take back my other comment about the lack of cycling art in Australia!

  6. petit4chocolatier

    So cool!

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