Posts Tagged ‘Lance Armstrong’

REGARDING LANCE ARMSTRONG

January 20, 2013  |  Culture  |  Comments Off

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Given our longstanding relationship with former champion athlete Lance Armstrong, we at Supertouch were saddened to watch his confession to having used performance-enhancing drugs throughout his career. Having known him on a close personal level for several years now, though, we're sticking by a person who may no longer be a champion, but remains a kind and generous friend & family man nonetheless. His days in the record books may be behind him, but we're pulling for him to make the second act of his career equally great. (Featured: Fresh Lance graffiti on the streets of LA)

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LA///LANCE ARMSTRONG x OS GEMEOS AT PRISM GALLERY

February 16, 2012  |  art, Graffiti, LA, Street Art  |  Comments Off

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ST buddy LANCE ARMSTRONG at LA's PRISM GALLERY to visit the twins while they put the finishing touches on thier upcoming show, "Miss You," opening on Saturday, February 25th. The environment they're creating within the space is incredible, and must be experienced in person. Read More

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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///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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CYCLE KILLERS///THE EAGLE HAS LANDED: KAWS x LANCE ARMSTRONG IN FRANCE

March 19, 2009  |  Cycle Killers, France, KAWS, Lance Armstrong, Livestrong, News  |  Comments Off

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Too bad KAWS didn't make Tex a custom pair of xtra-tight shorts to match...

Supertouch buddy LANCE ARMSTRONG is currently busy training in Nice, France, warming up on the epic Col de la Madone for this weekend's competition at the legendary MILAN-SAN REMO day race. A difficult endurance trial for sprinters, the unusually long run will no doubt be made more palatable by the arrival of Lance's new ride that will see him across the finish line: the KAWS x TREK MADONE 6.9. Keep an eye on ST for race updates this weekend...

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The KAWS x Trek Madone 6.9 sunning in the south of France. Being the best cyclist in the world excuses you from not being the best photographer on earth...

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