Combining art, design and the exuberance of cycling, Handsome Cycles have released an exclusive range of three custom bicycles to celebrate the Minneapolis Institute of Art’s 100th birthday.
Renowned for being one of the most bike-friendly cities in the world, Minneapolis boasts a rich cycling tradition that runs deep through the city’s cultural bloodline. Thus, in correspondence to their centenary celebrations, the Minneapolis Institute of Art turned to bicycles to represent its trademark birthday.
When it comes to creating bespoke, and truly breathtaking bikes, there is only one place to go; Handsome Cycles. Deployed to combine history and aesthetics, Handsome Cycles divulged in to the artistic treasures of the MIA museum to apply their intricate eye to create three, functional and cultural specific installations. Including Clause Monet’s 1891 Grainstack, Sun in the Mist; Hans Ledwinka’s 1984 Tatra T87 four-door sedan; and Frank Stella’s 1969 Tahkti-i-Sulayman.
Recruiting the help of local workshops and graphic artists, Handsome cycles created these unique showpieces to unbelievably delicate detailing. And in addition to the small-scale interpretations, Handsome Cycles created two-limited edition bikes to benefit the institute. Retailing for $1,099.95, these special bikes are available now via the Handsome Cycles website.
The exclusive adaptations from Handsome Cycles begs just one question - Is this the best looking bicycle collection of all time?