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Art May, 4 2009

Lance Armstrong’s Shepard Fairey And Kenny Scharf Art Bikes

A while ago we showed you the art bikes by Kaws and Barry McGee for Lance Armstrong. Today we can give you a look at the next two bikes, this time created by Shepard Fairey and Kenny Scharf for the Giro d’Italia 2009.

The Giro d’Italia is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2009 and it is actually the first time that Lance Armstrong is participating. On July 16th the Nike backed “Stages” art show will open in Paris at Gallerie Emmanuel Perrotin and to draw some attention to the event these two new art bikes have been created.

“Getting up on Lance’s “daily driver” Trek Madone road bike, Shepard Fairey created a vibrant homage to Lance’s cancer fighting foundation while including ancient patterning in homage of Italy’s rich architectural details. NYC Pop Art legend Kenny Scharf took a totally different approach to Lance’s Trek TTX time trial cycle and created the “lightspeed” space bike that will hopefully hurtle Tex across the finish line in record time. Both bikes will be auctioned off on October 2nd (10/2 marks the date of Lance’s original cancer diagnosis) at the NYC stop of the “Stages” art tour with all proceeds going to benefit Livestrong.” Via Supertouch.

The Lance Armstrong “Stages” Project continues to draw in high profile artists, resulting in interesting pieces of work. You can be sure ther is a lot more to come.

For now, have a more detailed look at the Shepard Fairey and Kenny Scharf bikes after the jump.

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