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Michael Lichter's Skin & Bones Annual Show

Witness this one-time unveiling of tattoo-inspired motorcycles as art while enjoying fabulous food and drink and networking with industry leaders prior to a historic announcement by Indian Motorcycle.

The event is from  Sunday, Aug. 7 – Friday, Aug. 12, 2 p.m. – 10 p.m. but I will be at the media reception on the dates listed above. For more information click :

 

Over 30 masters of the trade have accepted the challenge to build a bike befitting the theme for the 2016 Motorcycles as Art exhibit, “Skin and Bones - Tattoo Inspired Motorcycles as Art.” The “skin” of each bike works flawlessly with the inner “bones,” creating a body that blends in a symbiotic relationship of power and beauty, much the same as a human body. The added dimension of tattoo art offers the builder an opportunity to expose his personality through a deposit of “ink” most often consigned to the builder’s own skin. These craftsmen have all worked for many years honing the skills required to become renowned bike builders. They have reached deep, spending the time, exerting the effort and wielding the skills required to create a tour de force worthy of this world-renowned display.

The Custom Motorcycle Builders Scheduled To Present Their Skin and Bones Masterpieces Are:

Aki Sakamoto, Hog Killers, Hawaiian Gardens, CA

Andrea Radaelli, Radikal Chopper Milano, Italy

Bill Dodge, Blings Cycles, Daytona Beach, FL

Bobby Seeger Jr., Indian Larry Legacy, Brooklyn, NY

Bryan Fuller, Fuller Moto, Atlanta, GA

Chris Callen, Cycle Source, Pittsburgh, PA

Chris Eder, Misfit Industries, Addison, TX

Dalton Walker, Split Image Kustoms, Hanford, CA

Dan “Bacon” Carr, DC Choppers, Spicewood, TX

Eddie Trotta, Thunder Cycle, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Eric Allard, FNA Custom Cycles, Lakeland, FL

George Stinsman, Chaos Cycle, Mastic, NY

Jeff Cochran, Speedking Racing, West Harrison, IN

Jeff Holt, Hot Bike Magazine, Orange County, CA

Kevin Dunworth, Loaded Gun Customs, Selbyville, DE

Nick Beaulieu, Forever Two Wheels, Windham, ME

Ola Stenegard, Ronny and Benny Norén, Sebastian Gutsch, BMW Motorrad, Munich, Germany

Pat Patterson, Led Sled, Daytona, OH

Paul Yaffe, Paul Yaffe Originals, Phoenix, AZ

Richie Pan, DST, Jackson, NJ

Roland Sands, RSD, Los Alamitos, CA

Shaun and Aaron Gaurdado, Suicide Machine Company, Long Beach, CA

Steve Peffer, Steel City Choppers, Butler, PA

Taber Nash, Nash Motorcycle Company, Long Beach, CA

Teach Kevin Baas, Baas Metal Craft, Lakeville, MN

Trent Schara, Atomic Forge, WY

Trevelen Rabaual, Superco, Los Angeles, CA

Uwe Ehinger, Hamburg, GERMANY

Will Ramsay, Faith Forgotten, New Albany, IN

Yuichi Yoshizawa, Custom Works Zon, Shiga Prefecture, Japan

The deep colors and richly symbolic art of the late, well-known tattoo artist and oil painter Richie Pan (short for Panarra) will hang in the gallery alongside the works of eight additional mixed-media artists. In addition to creating distinctive tattoo designs, Pan painted and brought the oils to rest in depictions of machines and people that evoke an aura of ink embedded in flesh. His love of everything motorcycle is evident not only in the subject matter and characteristic symbolism displayed in most of his pieces but also in the use of occasionally irreverent depictions and curious design.

Artists Scheduled To Present Are:

Richie Pan - More than 50 pieces of art by Richie Pan will be displayed in his memory.

Other Artists Include:

AD Cook

Darren McKeag

George the Painter

Latricia “Trish” Horstman

Mario Burkhardt

Michael Lichter

Nik Pew

Tay Herrera

Timothy White

Biltwell helmets - There will also be a display of Biltwell “Gringo” helmets painted by tattoo artists from around the country.

Thank you to these Motorcycles as Art sponsors:

GEICO Motorcycle, Daily Direct/Haul Bikes, A&S Kinard, Ace Café, AMA, AMSOIL, BAHN, Baker Drivetrain, Biltwell, BMW Motorrad, Crusher, Future Sonics, Hot Leathers, J&P Cycles, Klock Werks, K&N Filters, Kuryakyn, Legend Suspension, Metzeler, Motor Bike Expo, Mustang Seats, Roland Sands Designs, Rockford Fosgate, S&S Cycle, Tucker Rocky, Wiley X, and Wrangler.

We hope to see you at the party!

Earlier Event: August 2
RSD Ride to Sturgis
Later Event: August 8
14th Annual Sturgis Mayor's Ride