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Open edition poster on fine art paper
Size: 24" x 30"
Flame-haired woman holding a golden Terrot bicycle in 1890.
The Terrot company was a successful manufacturer of bicycles during the 1890s, but the firm really came into its own with motorcycles as of 1901, remaining in business until the 1960s with one of the best makes in France. In what would appear to be a design hailing from the period when the company was poised to launch full-force into the motorcyclic marketplace, a blanched fury crests a rocky outcropping on a rather unremarkable pedal-powered vehicle while brandishing the golden future of two-wheeled transportation for the world to stand in awe before. All is movement in the poster, from the figure's tornadic tunic to the upsweeping sky, giving the wonderfully detailed, stationary cycle an even greater commercial resonance.
A lifestyle steeped in velocity, a lightning bolt serving as his exclamatory extolement.
Although little is known about the artist who created this speed-streaked tribute to the OSA-Liberty Cycles, he clearly has no qualms about promoting a lifestyle steeped in velocity, a lightning bolt serving as his exclamatory extolement. The output of the Argentuil, France-based Staub factory, this OSA machine was produced between 1925 and 1932, and outfitted with a powerful English-made JAP 350 cc. engine.
Jerry Smith began photographing motorcycle races in the early 70's. His passion for motorcycles and photography led him to work on the staff of three of the nations top motorcycle magazines, 'Rider', 'Cycle Guide' and 'Motorcyclist'.
Unique image in muted colors of a French car and motorcycle race.
It is not clear if this is to be an auto race, a motorcycle race, or a combination of the two, as it is being put on by the Motorcycle division of the Automobile Club of the Haut Jura department of France. Sponsored by the Paris newspaper Le Petit Parisien, the most widely read paper in the world. The race covers 279 km, about 175 miles, in a loop, with expected lapse time of 7 hours, not counting the indicated stops in seven cities. Starting and ending in the town of Saint Claude, near the Swiss border. A fine design enhanced by unusual coloration. New York born Bridge, whose real name was Jean Barrez, was born in New York but spent most of his professional career as illustrator, humorist and poster designer and publisher in Paris, where he died in 1967.