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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ITALY///NEWS///LANCE ARMSTRONG PUTS HIS CUSTOM SHEPARD FAIREY “DAILY DRIVER” TREK ART BIKE TO WORK IN THE GIRO D’ ITALIA

May 11, 2009  |  art, Lance Armstrong, Livestrong, News, Shepard Fairey  |  Comments Off

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Supertouch buddy LANCE ARMSTRONG has added his custom SHEPARD FAIREY-designed TREK Madone cycle into rotation as he rides in the 100th edition of the legendary GIRO D'ITALIA race in support of teammate LEVI LEIPHEIMER. With a matching Shepard Fairey-designed brain bucket to boot, Lance is sporting a coordinated ensemble that even Bruno would give an enthusiastic "Ach ja."

*Watch live feed of the Giro daily HERE...

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ITALY///NEWS///LANCE ARMSTRONG RIDES KENNY SCHARF’S CUSTOM TREK MADONE TO 3RD PLACE WITH ASTANA ON GIRO’S OPENING DAY

May 9, 2009  |  art, Italy, Lance Armstrong, News  |  Comments Off

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Tex warms up with airy mags in place...

Rolling through Venice, Italy, on the opening day of his first-ever run in the country's legendary GIRO D'ITALIA race, LANCE ARMSTRONG helped bring his ASTANA team in third place atop his new Supertouch-curated KENNY SCHARF custom-designed TREK TTX cycle in today's time trial. Recovering from his recent broken collarbone, Armstrong has stated that hopes of winning the centennial edition of the Italian race is out of the question while he strives to regain race shape in support of teammate LEVI LEIPHEIMER in the three week tour of Italy. SHEPARD FAIREY's custom Trek Madone hits the pavement tomorrow, keep an eye on ST for first looks...

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Kenny's art wheels in place for today's time trial...

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Just another day at the office...

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If you want something done right...

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ITALY///NEWS///LANCE ARMSTRONG SETS UP HIS KENNY SCHARF AND SHEPARD FAIREY ART BIKES FOR THIS SATURDAY’S KICKOFF OF THE GIRO D’ITALIA

May 8, 2009  |  art, Italy, Lance Armstrong, Livestrong, News  |  Comments Off

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Lance inspects his Kenny Scharf-designed Trek TTX time trial bike (sans art wheels for now) with legendary coach Johan Bruyneel...

Stationed in Venice, Italy for the kickoff of this year's GIRO D'TALIA on Saturday, Supertouch buddy LANCE ARMSTRONG has just gotten his new KENNY SCHARF and SHEPARD FAIREY-designed TREK art cycles up and running and ready to hit the hills in the grand tour's epic centennial run. The 2009 Giro d'Italia celebrates the race's 100 year legacy—from Ganna to Contador—with a spectacular and unexpected route. It lacks the massive, mythical mountain passes and its final stage ends in the south for the first time in years. Riders will visit all of Italy's great cities including Venezia, Trieste, Milano, Torino, Firenze, Bologna, Napoli and Roma, and delivers deceptively difficult stages in the second half of the event. Stay tuned to ST for updates throughout the three-week run...

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ITALY///GIRO’S NEW SHEPARD FAIREY HELMET FOR LANCE ARMSTRONG’S RUN IN THE GIRO D’ITALIA

May 6, 2009  |  art, Italy, Lance Armstrong, News, Shepard Fairey  |  Comments Off

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As if LANCE ARMSTRONG's Supertouch-curated custom SHEPARD FAIREY-designed TREK MADONE road cycle wasn't enough to snap necks at this month's GIRO D'ITALIA race, helmet company GIRO has just created a matching lid to up the ante. Incorporating swaths of graphics from Shep's race bike the helmet might just see the light of day on store shelves as an incredibly limited-edition run with proceeds from sales going to benefit LIVESTRONG. Keep an eye on ST for more updates in the coming week, including the chance to win one of the coveted brain buckets...

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Where your brain could end up without one of these lids...

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NEWS///THE MAKING OF LANCE ARMSTRONG’S SHEPARD FAIREY-DESIGNED TREK MADONE

May 5, 2009  |  art, Cycle Killers, Lance Armstrong, Livestrong, News, Shepard Fairey, Video  |  Comments Off

Creating SHEPARD FAIREY's new TREK MADONE racing cycle for LANCE ARMSTRONG's run in this month's GIRO D'ITALIA was no easy task. Luckily, Trek artist SHANE SIEDSCHLAG is nice with a blade and a decal sheet...

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When pressed about Shep's new bike in Rome today, Lance told an AP reporter: "I'm a fan of his artwork. I collect his artwork. The bike that he did for this race I think is pretty stunning."

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ITALY///FIRST LOOK: LANCE ARMSTRONG’S SHEPARD FAIREY & KENNY SCHARF ARTIST BIKES FOR THE GIRO D’ITALIA

May 4, 2009  |  art, Cycle Killers, First Look, Lance Armstrong, Livestrong, News, Stages  |  Comments Off

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In a world exclusive we’re happy to reveal the first full look at LANCE ARMSTRONG’s newly completed Supertouch-curated TREK art bikes designed for his run in the upcoming GIRO D’ITALIA by artists SHEPARD FAIREY and KENNY SCHARF. The world’s most prestigious cycling stage race after the legendary Tour de France, the Giro is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2009 and a lengthy run through several historic cities was designed to honor the event. Coincidentally this is also the only year Lance has ever entered the race, a historic first for the cancer crusading cyclist who broke his collarbone last month in a Spanish race. Lending their formidable creative talents to the challenge, Shepard and Kenny created two vastly different and utterly unique cycles to draw attention to Lance’s upcoming NIKE-backed “STAGES” anti-cancer art show benefiting LIVESTRONG that will debut on July 16th in Paris at GALERIE EMMANUEL PERROTIN during the TDF. 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 honor 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 at the historic Park Ave Armory with all proceeds going to benefit Livestrong. HAVE A LOOK: Read More

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ITALY///SNEEK PEEK: LANCE ARMSTRONG’S SHEPARD FAIREY & KENNY SCHARF ART BIKES FOR THE GIRO d’ITALIA 2009

May 3, 2009  |  art, Cycle Killers, Lance Armstrong, Livestrong, News, Stages  |  Comments Off

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Here we have the very first sneek peek at LANCE ARMSTRONG's newly completed Supertouch-curated TREK art bikes for his run in the upcoming GIRO d’ITALIA by artists SHEPARD FAIREY and KENNY SCHARF. The world's most prestigious cycling stage race after the legendary Tour de France, the Giro is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2009, coincidentally the first year Lance has ever entered the race. Lending their formidable creative talents to the challenge, Shepard and Kenny created two vastly different and utterly unique cycles to draw attention to Lance's upcoming NIKE-backed "STAGES" anti-cancer art show benefiting LIVESTRONG that will debut on July 16th in Paris at GALERIE EMMANUEL PERROTIN during the TDF. 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. Look for detailed official photos of both bikes here on ST in the next few days. Meanwhile, ENJOY THE PEEK: Read More

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PARIS///NEWS///LANCE ARMSTRONG’S CALL TO ARTISTIC ACTION FOR “STAGES”

April 27, 2009  |  art, Lance Armstrong, Livestrong, News, Paris, Stages  |  Comments Off

As part of the Supertouch-curated “STAGES” anti-cancer art show set to debut in Paris during this year’s TOUR DE FRANCE, LIVESTRONG founder LANCE ARMSTRONG has sent a call out to cancer survivors who want to be immortalized in one of the show’s artworks to submit their personal data by this Friday, April 1st, by clicking HERE. A world-class artist who shall remain nameless until the show’s debut on July 16th at the esteemed GALERIE EMMANUEL PERROTIN will be creating an original work incorporating the names of hundreds of cancer survivors which will hang alongside new works by such participating artists as Cai Guo-Qiang, Ed Ruscha, Taryn Simon, Shepard Fairey, Richard Prince, Rosson Crow, Raymond Pettibon, KAWS, Eric White, Barry McGee, Christopher Wool, Marc Newson, Catherine Opie, and Os Gemeos, to name a few. Produced by NIKE as a benefit for the LIVESTRONG foundation, the show was conceived to engage the global creative community in a greater dialogue about the imminent threat posed by the cancer burden and the organization’s ultimate message of survivorship—the core reason behind Lance’s return to the sport in 2009. Keep an eye on ST for more “Stages” updates coming soon, and if you’re a cancer survivor, don’t forget to drop your name HERE by April 1st!

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McFly on the wall: Survivors Michael J. Fox and Lance at Casa Armstrong in Austin, Tejás today...

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