Curated by Nip Tuck’s John Hensley and Linkin Park’s Joe Hahn, Celeritas (Latin for speed) is a show that communicates their passion for motorcycle culture as well as fine art and street art. Raising money and awareness for the Riders for Health organization, over seventeen artists contributed beautiful works of art, using motorcycle helmets, Alpinestars’ suits and a Suzuki Hayabusa as canvases.
In addition to participating as a sponsor, Alpinestars worked in conjunction with artist Dr. Romanelli. Using an Alpinestars racing suit, gloves and boots as a template and Mad Max as inspiration, Dr. Romanelli has deconstructed and reinterpreted the motorcycle suit.
Other legendary artists participating in the show include Barry McGee, Joe Hahn, Mike Shinoda, Mark Dean Veca, Audrey Kawasaki, Jim Lee, James Jean, Stash, Futura, Jesse James, Jeff McMillan, Alex Pardee, Troy Lee, Usugrow, Estevan Oriol and Nathan Cabrera. The show takes places at SURU and runs until August 13th.
Celeritas @ SURU
7662 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles CA 90046
July 11 – August 13, 2009
More images of the Alpinestars x Dr. Romanelli for Celeritas Art Show after the jump.