Lichter goes naked
MICHAEL Lichter has announced the theme of his annual Motorcycles as Art exhibition at the Buffalo Chip during the 2015 Sturgis Rally. This year the exhibition is titled ‘The Naked Truth – 35 Customs / 35 Years / Motorcycles Exposed’ and will see 35 bikes built by custom builders from around the world. However, each of the bikes in the exhibition will be left in its raw state – unpainted.
Hanging alongside the naked bikes will be more than one-hundred photographic prints chosen from Michael Lichter’s archives, exposed as his subjects appeared, without retouching and enhancement.
“Unlike any other exhibition before, nothing will come between the viewer and the bikes’ most basic elements of shape, form and design,” said Michael Lichter. “Each builder’s passion and talent will be revealed through the fine details of craftsmanship evident in every aspect of their work. The builders are exposing themselves, as well as their work, in this show. Without the cloak of paint or graphics, the bikes’ most basic form right down to its smallest details are naked and open to examination.