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Extreme Motorcycle Art - Spencer Drate

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This illustrated book showcases more than fifty of the top international motorcycle artists, studios, custom bike-builders, and bike shops. As the first comprehensive survey of the best custom bike-painting from around the world, it captures the original thinking and creativity that have come to characterise this genre, and finally gives motorcycle artists the recognition they have long deserved.

All the artists included in this book reveal a common purpose: they insist that each painting be original and unique, and they strive to convey the personality of the rider-customer. Painting on saddlebags, tanks, and fenders - as opposed to the regular surfaces of canvas and paper - presents exciting challenges. As Extreme Motorcycle Art shows, motorcycle painters are responding convincingly.

While some of the painters included here have conventional art training, the majority of them are largely self-taught. They develop their ideas and skills by staying close to the metal and rubber, not by contemplating abstractions in the studio. They are immersed in the throbbing culture of bike building and riding, and, most importantly, they all love that culture intensely.

Extreme Motorcycle Art features photographs of the completed bikes, close-ups of the artworks, and detailed technical specifications of the customised components of the bikes depicted. Full contact information for every artist is also provided, making this a dream book for motorcycle fans worldwide.

About the Authors

Spencer Drate and Judith Alavetz are award-winning creative directors, designers and authors who have worked on numerous books, as well as album covers and CD packages.

Forewordp. 11
Introductionp. 15
Airbrush Perrep. 16
Airbrush Workzp. 18
Airea 5150p. 20
Alligator Bobp. 24
Bert Ballowep. 28
Battistinis Custom Cyclesp. 32
Rick Bazzanellap. 34
Mitch Bergeronp. 36
Big Boar Customsp. 38
Bikes By Boycep. 40
Bollt/Hamblinp. 44
Cenzi Motorcyclesp. 46
County Line Choppersp. 48
Cycle Boyzp. 50
Cycle-Delicsp. 52
Deano'sp. 54
Drozd Designp. 58
Dusold Designsp. 60
East Coast Chopper Worksp. 62
Rick Fairlessp. 64
Ron Finchp. 70
Fittop. 73
Four Horsemenp. 78
Vince Goodevep. 82
Hennig/Habermannp. 86
Cyril Huzep. 92
Infiniti Customsp. 98
Jay'z Custom Paintp. 99
Doug Keimp. 100
Fred Kodlinp. 101
Mike Lavalleep. 104
Mike Learnp. 106
Lotten Boyz Customzp. 108
Lucky Charm Choppersp. 110
Mgs Custom Bikesp. 111
New York City Choppersp. 112
Pantaleonp. 114
Pastrana Unlimitedp. 118
Peter Penzp. 122
Dave Perewitzp. 124
Perry Michael Designsp. 126
Pfeil-Designp. 127
Robert E. Pradke Jr.p. 129
Jesse Rookep. 132
Javier Sotop. 133
Mike Terwilligerp. 135
Von Dutch Kustom Cyclesp. 136
Voodoo Choppersp. 140
Shawn Wilkenp. 142
Willoughbyp. 146
Wizardp. 148
Zeaks Customsp. 150
Afterwordsp. 154
Directoryp. 157
In Recognitionp. 158
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ISBN: 9781858943138
ISBN-10: 1858943132
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 7th September 2005
Publisher: Merrell Publishers Ltd
Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 26.7  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 1.161