These Bike Installations Resemble Famous Works of Art at the MIA

By: Cadhla Gray - Sep 8, 2015
References: new.artsmia.org & design-milk
These bike installations are designed after famous works of art exhibited in the Minneapolis Institute of Art (MIA). To celebrate its 100th anniversary, the museum collaborated with 'Handsome Cycles' to produce bikes that give nods to a classic 1940's car, a famous French painting and a 1960's geometric image.

The first bicycle resembles Hans Ledwinkas's Tatra's 1948 sedan with smooth silver metal and a semi-circle hubcap on the back wheel. The second has a much more whimsical look, inspired by Claude Monet's 'Sun in the Mist' impressionist painting. Finally, the third sports a fun color-block design reminiscent of Frank Stella's 1960s minimalist prints.

Bikes have become a popular medium with which artists have been working with, as seen in L.A. with the #UnchainMe bike installations. With growing interest in cycling and the environmental narratives that go along with it, these vehicles are a modern way to exhibit art.