Joy Ride Art Exhibition – Jacques Ferrand Leather Bound Bike

By - June 21st, 2009

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Wanting to demonstrate everyday objects could morph into a product of luxury and sophistication, French artist Jacques Ferrand submit his creation, a leather bound fixed gear bike, for this year’s Joy Ride Art Exhibition.

Demurely titled Le Velo Pain O’ chocolat, or The Chocolate Bread Bike, Ferrand obtained a vintage Mercier track bike, purged much of the grime, rust, and original paint, then went about applying his leather craft on it.  The result after 70+ hours of work was a bike uniquely its own.  Featuring applications of 8 different leathers, each in different hues of brown, including exotic skins like crocodile and ostrich.  The bike, along with 50 more works of art, are currently on view across the 4 venues of Joy Ride Art Exhibition in New York City.

Collective Hardware
169 Bowery| Map
New York, NY 10002

Puffin Room
435 Broome Street | Map
New York, NY 10013

Sara D. Roosevelt Park
The Pit | Map
Chrystie Street & Broome Street

Event Space
186 Orchard Street | Map
New York, NY 10002

Exhibition Date: Now – June 21 (TODAY!!!) | 1 pm – 9 pm

> Bicycle Film Festival
> Joy Ride Art Exhibition

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