Motorcycle Themed Art Show Raises $65,000
Since the exhibit was scheduled to run until August 16, all the artwork will remain on display, and related T-shirts and limited-edition prints by Estevan Oriol will be on sale while the supplies last.
"It was really special for Joe and I to see a concept come to reality, and to see so many people from different walks in the same room, on the same night, for basically the same reason, was especially gratifying," said motorcyclist/actor John Hensley, one of the event’s organizers.
"This show would have absolutely not been possible without the creative contributions of all involved, from the artists, from SURU, and from our sponsors. All in all it's made for a pretty cool experiment that we're looking forward to doing again next year."
Hensley and Joe Hahn (Linkin Park band member) brought together a group of well-known artists to 13 motorcycle helmets, motorcycle leathers, and a Suzuki Hayabusa sport bike into artworks. Sponsors included Pirelli, Suzuki, Alpinestars, Oakley and Troy Lee Designs, while the motorcycle helmets were provided by Discover Today's Motorcycling, with support from Shoei and Arai.
Other artists participating at the exhibit were: Alex Pardee, Jeff McMillan, Stash, Barry McGee (aka Twist and the artist painting the Hayabusa), Futura, Mark Dean Veca, Usugrow, Joe Hahn, Jim Lee, Jesse James, Troy Lee, James Jean, Audrey Kawasaki, Darren Romanelli, aka DRx, Nathan Cabrera, Mike Shinoda, Estevan Oriol.