New York

New York

The Art of the Motorcycle

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum | New York
1071 Fifth Avenue
June 26–September 12, 1998

The good news is that, come this summer, there will be motorcycles on the ramps of the Guggenheim’s Frank Lloyd Wright building. The bad news is, no, they won’t be smoking, screaming, and leaving skid marks on those nice white walls at 140 mph in the first annual motordrome Gran Prix de Thomas Krens (although the Guggenheim’s director, a motorcycle enthusiast and curator of the show, probably did entertain the thought for a tenth of a second or so). Instead, the likes of a very early bike, a Hildebrand & Wolfmuller 1500cc manufactured in Germany in 1894, the beautiful Ducati 916, and the ’50s best-selling Honda 50 Super Club—along with about eighty-five others—will just sit there, looking pretty. June 26–Sept. 12; travels to Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.