Twelve Months in Two Wheels
Published November 27, 2009
In 1969, Joe Goode produced the deadpan calendar L.A. Artists in Their Cars, a tribute to the banality and the myth of the masculine American artist. 40 years, one coast, and a Swiss sensibility later, we’ve got Artists on Their Bicycles: New York. Produced by the Swiss Institute’s director Gianni Jetzer and Emma Reeves and shot by photographer Lukas Wassman, the calendar is a functional testament to the devotional lifestyle and creative consumption engendered by a bicycle. The calendar opens in January with noted wanderer Philip Lorca-Dicorcia. Famed documenter of athleticism Collier Shore follows up in February. In August, Terry Richardson gives a candid look at his chosen vessel, and in December, David Byrne and Cindy Sherman cut a mean twin path on the West Side Highway.
The Swiss Institute calendar launchesThursday, December 4, 5–7 PM at the Standard, Miami Beach, and Friday, December 5, 5–7 PM, at Swiss Institute New York