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The Ride Book Launch

The Motorcycle is Back!
Date: August 23, 2013–September 1, 2013
Time: 18:00–20:00
Location: Gestalten Space, Sophie-Gips-Höfe, Sophienstraße 21, 10178 Berlin

Gestalten proudly invites you to the launch of The Ride: New Custom Motorcycles and Their Builders
, co-edited by Chris Hunter of Bike EXIF, the foremost authority in the field.

To celebrate this book release, Gestalten Space will transform its gallery into a temporary garage to showcase iconic custom bikes by some of today’s most influential builders. Bikes by El Solitario, Ehinger Kraftrad, Wrenchmonkees, Kaffeemaschine, JvB Moto, and Herzbube will be shown alongside stunning photographs by Kristina Fender and Sam Christmas as well as original art and design pieces by Corpses From Hell and Death Spray Customs.

Come along for The Ride on Friday, August 23.
The temporary garage will be up and running until September 1, 2013.

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All photos of the launch event by Yves Sucksdorff.

About the book

Around the world the motorcycle is now being discovered as a joyful expression of personality and creativity. The Ride showcases today’s most influential builders and their iconic custom bikes that epitomize this rebirth.

The Ride focuses on pioneers and small workshops from around the globe who are creating customized motorcycles that come as close as possible to one’s own vision of how pure riding should be. They are building and rebuilding choppers, bobbers, and café racers in ways that are as personal, radical, and subversive as they are knowledgeable and respectful of tradition.

Co-edited by one of the foremost authorities in the field, Bike EXIF’s Chris Hunter, The Ride presents detailed photography of archetypal creations by Shinya Kimura, Walt Siegl, Wrenchmonkees, DP Customs, Cole Foster, Deus Ex Machina, El Solitario MC, Cafe Racer, Dreams, Rough Crafts, Southsiders, Roland Sands, Ian Barry, and many more. The stunning images, by the likes of Kristina Fender and Sam Christmas, are put into context by in-depth texts by Hunter, Paul d’Orléans, a leading expert on vintage motorcycles and respected motorcycling journalists David Edwards and Gary Inman.



Gestalten Space

Sophienstraße 21
10178 Berlin
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