09 July 2014

The Cyclist's Empire

I'm not a collector.  But I would love to have chanced upon a painting by, say, Miquel Barceló, before anyone had heard of him.  Or Joan Miro. Of course, that would have meant my being born about 50 years earlier than I was!

I missed out on something else that, while not quite as exclusive, is a rarity.  A hundred prints were made.  They sold out almost immediately.

I'm referring to The Cyclist's Empire:

As you can see, it's an image of the Empire State Building made from tire tracks.  Seven different types of bicycle tire--or seven different tread patterns, at any rate--went into creating the image.

I wonder if there was any debate as to whether to use 700 C, 650 B or 26 inch tires!

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