Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Ride a Bike

  
Cycle tracks will abound in Utopia.  - H.G. Wells


Ai Weiwei, Forever, Bicycles, 2003

Robert Doisneau, Le vélo de Tati, 1949

 Jacques Tati, 1959 

 Susan Hayward

 Joop Moesman, The Rumour, 1941

I came out for exercise, gentle exercise, and to notice the scenery and to botanise.  And no sooner do I get on that accursed machine than off I go hammer and tongs; I never look to right or left, never notice a flower, never see a view - get hot, juicy, red - like a grilled chop.  Get me on that machine and I have to go.  I go scorching along the road, and cursing aloud at myself for doing it.  (H.G. Wells, The Wheels of Chance)

 Paul Cadmus, Finistère, 1952

 William Roberts, Bicycle Boys, 1939 

Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, George Harrison and John Lennon

  Nikolay Pinegin, The Moscow Cycle Works, c.1930 

 Martin Munkacsi, At 100 Kilometers - Driver in Hungarian Tourist Trophy Race, 1929

 Martin Munkacsi, Motorcyclist, Budapest, 1923

 Sybil Andrews, Speedway, 1934

 Lotte Laserstein, Motocycliste, 1929

 Mario Sironi, The Motorcyclist, 1920s

 Salvador Dalí, Surrealist Gondola above Burning Bicycles, 1937

 Thomas Hoepker, View from Williamsburg, Brooklyn, to Manhattan, 11th September 2001

László Moholy-Nagy, 7 A.M. (New Year’s Morning), ca. 1930  

Gustav Wunderwald, Bridge in Spandau, 1927

Sándor Bortnyik, Motorrider, 1928

 Mario De Biasi, Gli italiani si voltano, Milano, 1954

 Alfred Hitchcock, Cannes 1972

Ramon Casas, Self-portrait, 1897

Natalia Gontcharova, Cyclists, 1913

Jean Metzinger, At the Cycle Race Track, 1914

Lyonel Feininger,  The Bicycle Race, 1912

 Fernand Léger, Les belles cyclistes (The Women Cyclists), 1944

 Mario Sironi, The Cyclist, 1916

 Felix Nussbaum, Winner of a Cycle Race, 1929

Fortunato Depero, Il ciclista attraversa la città, 1945

 Albert Birkle, My Father Carl Birkle, 1928

 Paolo Ventura, War Souvenir, 2006

 George Grosz, The Survivor, 1936

 Maria Lassnig, Country Girl, 2001

 Paul Cadmus, Bicyclists, 1933

 Shinji Himeno, The Stair, 2008

 Vincent Desiderio, The Wheel, 2006

Alfred Kubin, Untitled, 1902


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