Archive for July, 2009

PARIS///LANCE ARMSTRONG’S TREK ART BIKES COME TO LIFE IN THE WINDOW OF COLETTE

July 13, 2009  |  art, Lance Armstrong, News, Nike, Paris  |  Comments Off

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Taking LANCE ARMSTRONG's coveted TREK art bikes to the streets today was Parisian couture culture spot COLETTE, where a trio of Tex's 2009 race bikes customized by KENNY SCHARF (Giro d'Italia), KAWS (the Milan-Sanremo "Widowmaker" collarbone breaker), and SHEPARD FAIREY (Giro d'Italia) went on display in the shop's front window. Set up to draw heat in advance of their debut at Lance's Supertouch-curated art show "STAGES," which opens this Thursday, July 16th at GALERIE EMMANUEL PERROTIN, the go-fast machines were accompanied by examples of NIKE's must-have "Greatest Hits" NSW shoes by FUTURA, MISTER CARTOON, and SoMe that were produced in LIVESTRONG's trademark yellow colorway with 100% of profits going to benefit The Lance Armstrong Foundation/Livestrong. The bikes will join the "STAGES" show for its debut opening on Thursday and will later be joined on July 26th by Lance's trio of Tour de France art bikes by MARC NEWSON, YOSHITOMO NARA, and, for the Tour finale, DAMIEN HIRST. Keep an eye on ST for more exclusive coverage of "STAGES" as the opening draws near and sneek peek looks at Lance's next round of TDF bikes including an in-depth look at Hirst's two-wheeled masterpiece...

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NEWS///LANCE ARMSTRONG SURGES BACK TO ACTION IN THE TOUR DE FRANCE ON A MARC NEWSON TREK TTX ART BIKE

July 8, 2009  |  art, Cycle Killers, Lance Armstrong, News, Paris  |  Comments Off

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Continuing his tradition of riding art bikes throughout his 2009 racing schedule to bring awareness to his forthcoming "STAGES" anti-cancer art show, ST buddy LANCE ARMSTRONG jumped out of the starting gate at this year's TOUR DE FRANCE on a new prototype TREK TTX time trial bike (currently the most technologically advanced ride on the planet) customized by none other than design legend MARC NEWSON. Featuring a badass all-flat black paintjob with glossy yellow details, including a stroboscopic pattern on the rear disc wheel that pulses when spinning, the bike is a to-die-for addition to the quiver. Following up with a blazing time at yesterday's Team Time Trial that pushed him into second place, we can't help but think the bike must've had something to do with it. Sorry Lance, this year it IS about the bike. Stay tuned for sneek peeks at Lance's upcoming ST-curated art bikes by YOSHITOMO NARA and DAMIEN HIRST coming soon.

As an added bonus all of Lance's 2009 art bikes will be auctioned off by SOTHEBY'S on October 2nd at the VIP gala opening reception for "Stages" at the Park Avenue Armory with all proceeds going to benefit LIVESTRONG.

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Lance photos by ST buddy LIZ KREUTZ

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SUPERTOUCH IS BACK IN BLACK!

July 8, 2009  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Thought we were gone for good, eh? No such luck...

After some heavy world travel and a busy month putting together LANCE ARMSTRONG's epic art show "STAGES" set to debut on July 17th during the TOUR DE FRANCE, we're back on the blog and ready to drop some serious sneek peeks at the art bikes and fine art our incredible roster of over 20 artists including ED RUSCHA, DAMIEN HIRST, RICHARD PRINCE, CAI GUO-QIANG, CATHERINE OPIE, KAWS, ERIC WHITE, RAYMOND PETTIBON, ROSSON CROW, YOSHITOMO NARA, KENNY SCHARF, and SHEPARD FAIREY has created in homage to the man in yellow's return to the sport to spread his anti-cancer message worldwide. Keep it fixed here for the daily dose of ST you've been craving for the last 30. We'll make it up to you...

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