what amazing custom motorcycle builder has made it into the British Museum? Answer, none. But one biker/artist/kook did, what no bike builder has... that's something astonishing


Greyson Perry, odd duck, as the British say (he's a Brit). He's a painter, sculpter, quilter and motorcycle designer. He had the Harley built by Battistini's Customs, and they charge about £100,000. Unique among bike builders, as they operate in England, and had a tattoo parlour in their shop. http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/9820654.Motorcycle_maker_Battistinis_shuts_shop_to_go_online/?ref=rss




Perry’s bike is, as one look will confirm, unlike any other. An extraordinary, custom-made bike, based on a Harley-Davidson Knucklehead and named the “Kenilworth AM1”, it also features a reliquary – a sort of saintly Wendy house – on the back, specifically to carry his 50-year old teddy bear, Alan Measles. The stretched petrol tank, painted in pink and blue, sports the words “Patience” and “Humility” on either side: not qualities usually associated with Harley riders. The bike was the star of the show at last year’s Grayson Perry-curated show at the British Museum, “Tomb of the Unknown Craftsman”, positioned at the top of the imposing staircase in the museum’s atrium.
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http://thevintagent.blogspot.com/2011/12/grayson-perry-at-british-museum.html
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what amazing custom motorcycle builder has made it into the British Museum? Answer, none. But one biker/artist/kook did, what no bike builder has... that's something astonishing
what amazing custom motorcycle builder has made it into the British Museum? Answer, none. But one biker/artist/kook did, what no bike builder has... that's something astonishing
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