Iconic Photo of Brad Pitt on His Rare Indian Larry Can Be Yours Today

Of all the celebrities out there, few are as popular (and admittedly handsome) as Brad Pitt. An avid motorcycle collector, his garage also includes plenty of cars, both old and new, at least one helicopter and a couple of planes.
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Photo: Mark Seliger for Details Mag
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You can now own a tiny piece of that collection. Sort of. One of the most iconic photos of Pitt, a 2014 image showing him riding his rare, one-off Indian Larry, is now up for grabs. Snapped by Mark Selinger for Details Magazine, the photo is now up for auction, with the proceeds going directly to RADArt4Aid, as part of Selinger’s partnership with Red Carpet Advocacy and Christie’s.

This is just one of the 25 images offered for auction, but it’s the most relevant to our interests. It’s not just a stunning piece of art, but it also offers a good look at Pitt’s one-of-a-kind Indian Larry, which he bought from Indian Larry Motorcycles sometimes prior. According to Selinger himself, the actor insisted he bring his motorcycle to the shoot – and that it take place somewhere in nature.

And here’s how it came to be.

“For this shoot he wanted to go where there would be very tall trees,” the photographer explains. “We did this portrait in the Redwood National Park in Humboldt County in California. We drove up and down Avenue of the Giants, with me lying on top of an SUV and him riding alongside. That was about as stripped down an experience as you can get. There was nothing fancy, we were just shooting in natural daylight. I captured this image of him busting right past me that looked so cinematic.”

The rest of the photos included in the Detail spread are available in the Instagram post below. They’re also cinematic and gorgeous, but it’s true, they don’t hold a candle to the one now being offered for sale.

Indian Larry motorcycles are built from scratch at a shop in Brooklyn, New York: on average, Indian Larry Motorcycle sells about eight or so of these bikes a year, mostly to celebrities. Everything from the Indian Larry down tube, which is twisted by hand by two strong men after it’s heated at 900 degrees, to the screws and bolts is done in-house, from zero. Brad owns the When Push Comes to Shove model, which is priced upwards of $65,000.

The photo of the bike (with Pitt on it) was estimated to fetch between $5,000 and $7,000, but the current bid sits at $12,000 and there still are 5 more days to go in the auction.

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About the author: Elena Gorgan
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Elena has been writing for a living since 2006 and, as a journalist, she has put her double major in English and Spanish to good use. She covers automotive and mobility topics like cars and bicycles, and she always knows the shows worth watching on Netflix and friends.
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