What happens if Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MIA) and Handsome Cycles collaborate on a creative project? So that’s how art bikes were born. These bikes are inspired from the works of Monet, Frank Stella and Hans Ledwinka.
The first bike, inspired by Claude Monet’s “Grainstack, Sun in the Mist,” adapts Monet’s delicate yet gritty pastel brushstrokes to the bike’s exterior. “We wanted to let the paint speak for itself in this piece,” a Handsome Cycles rep explained in a statement. “Our painter used multiple layers and a precision hand to execute the complicated finish of this bike. The rest of the bike is kept intentionally simplistic to highlight the complexity of the paint, while only adding elements that enhance its rural and natural feel.”