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Levi's has commissioned 21 artists to each hand-paint a classic leather motorcycle jacket for a new exhibition called "The Biker with Oil and Leather & The Bikeriders." Because what goes better with a pair of classic 501s than a leather jacket? The art ranges from a minimalist sketch of a white wolf to a larger-than-life portrait of a red-lipped blond bombshell. Wearing any of them would certainly make you the coolest person in the room, if not the whole world.
The exhibition also pays homage to Danny Lyon and his 1968 photo-documentary of the golden age of motorcycle culture, "The Bikeriders." Lyon joined the Chicago Outlaws Motorcycle Club in 1965 and gained unprecedented access to the members' dangerous and romantic lifestyles. Lyon's archive of photographs, outtakes, private correspondence and letters will be on display.
You can glimpse all of it in person at Levi's, 333 Post Street starting November 15 and running through November 25. The exhibit will move on to New York and Tokyo later this year.
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