Levis Vintage Clothing collaborated with 12 artists and illustrators from around the world to create a series of 21 customized motorcycle jackets for an exhibition inspired by Danny Lyon’s historic 1968 photo-documentary, The Bikeriders. Oil & Leather arrives in New York City on Friday as part of Michael Williams’ Pop Up Flea.
The exhibition is a testament to Levi’s Vintage Clothing’s contribution to the long-standing tradition of hand-painted motorcycle jackets. Alongside these contemporary collaborations, Levis Vintage Clothing traces the cultural impact of Danny Lyon’s historic photo-documentary through a collection of publications, photographs, outtakes, and private correspondence from Lyon’s archive. The exhibition offers an insider’s look back to the golden age of motorcycle culture. “I was a bike rider, a photographer and a history student, probably in that order.” – Danny Lyon.
Pop Up Flea @ Drive In Studios
443 West 18th Street (9th & 10th Ave.), NYC
Friday, November 30 (3PM-9PM)
Saturday, December 1 (11AM-7PM)
Sunday, December 2 (11AM-6PM)
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All photos courtesy of Levis Vintage Clothing