David Uhl Limited Edition Motorcycle Cannonball Paintings

You love so much the paintings that David Uhl did to reward the Cannonball Motorcycle Run participants that he decided to offer some limited edition of those shown here. He sent me the following words:

“I am honored to say that I was part of the Motorcycle Cannonball Run being in Kittyhawk at the start and Santa Monica at arrival. I have to thank my friend Michael Lichter for helping me produce reference for these pieces, and riding the entire race backwards. My task was challenging but insignificant compared with those who  actually completed the run. By far the most difficult aspect  for me was trying to dream up a composition that reflected the variety of manufacturers that were entered in the run. The piece with Cannonball Baker was possible because the availability of a vintage photo of Steven Wright’s .  I took some artistic license and put him in front of Santa Monica’s historic Pier in 1915.”  

The “Cannonball Baker” and “Winner’s Table” pieces will each consist of 42 prints plus 4 Artist Proofs and 4 House Copies.  Image sizes – Cannonball Baker 24 x 20, Winner’s Table 18 x 24. Price for either for signed, numbered giclee on canvas is $795 framed. David is also offering 12 units of his painting “In The Wind” featuring Cannonball Endurance Run founder Lonnie Isam Jr. and his 1915 Harley-Davidson with the Wright Brothers memorial in the Kitty Hawk background . To order, contact Greg Rhodes. 303-913-4840

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16 Responses to “David Uhl Limited Edition Motorcycle Cannonball Paintings”


  1. 1 ray c wheeler Oct 2nd, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    Priceless to say the least.

  2. 2 John E Adams Oct 2nd, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    Bravo!!!! Always magnificent work Mr Uhl!!!

  3. 3 Sam Oct 3rd, 2010 at 8:59 am

    By selling copies the value of the originals are dilluted. A slap in the face of the winners

  4. 4 Carter Sr. Oct 3rd, 2010 at 10:10 am

    Sam. You don’t understand how art is valued. Winners received the original paintings. Their values is never affected by the numbered limited and signed copies by the artist. As a matter of fact an original can be worth 100 times more than the limited edition, and each copy taking value increases the value of the original. It’s the way the art world works.

  5. 5 martin Twofeather Oct 3rd, 2010 at 11:03 am

    That is some great work…..

  6. 6 JimC Oct 3rd, 2010 at 11:11 am

    wowmamazing,I wish i was one of the lucky few to have one of the prints.

  7. 7 DUHL Oct 3rd, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    Dear Sam,
    Please allow me to iterate what I have observed over the years . Hypothetically say a great work of art is produced by an artist and the original painting is sold at a specified value. Imagine the work is so beautiful that it gets proliferated around the world through the various media vehicles. it then adds a massive public awareness factor to the image, in other words the original becomes famous. Then say an “honorable” publisher decides he is going to do ONLY 50 high quality framed prints of the image and sell them for a tiny fraction of what the original sold for. The prints sell out immediately and then triple in value because the demand for the prints far exceeds the quantity available. Not only everyone who bought one of the prints witnesses a significant appreciation, but the person who bought the painting has “THE ORIGINAL” of that now an internationally coveted work.
    Generally what happens is museums start calling him/her to lend it to them for public display. Not to mention your guests walking in and saying things like “You own the original of that”?OMG.

    I would not dare claim any of my pieces are capable of this rise to world fame but at least it illustrates the fact that the value of the original work is not diminished, in fact it is only exponentially increased.

    In reference to art displayed above, I knew that some of the riders in this event may want something to remember their “once in a lifetime” experience by. So I decided to offer at least an edition the size of the riders entered in the event. And no more .Then perhaps those who participated could have the opportunity to own one and it may even appreciate in value over the years.

    In fact Matt Olsen just called me and was thrilled to hear I could get him one of the prints of “Winners Table” He is actually featured in the piece down in the right corner with his Sears. He was the last rider I spent time with in Kittyhawk before I started the painting. Early on i found out he went down and got hurt. I was pleased to be able to at least offer him a print, especially because his misfortune eliminated any possibility of winning the original.

  8. 8 maroco Oct 5th, 2010 at 5:53 am

    Very realistic paints, congrats to the master.

  9. 9 Bigfoot Oct 5th, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    Very nice pictures. I wish I could afford one.

  10. 10 jasper Oct 6th, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    how in the hell were these done? you guys are either retarded or blind! is paint by numbers considered some new kind of fine art??? so reference pictures were taken and then 2 weeks later not one but THREE completed photo realistic oil paintings surface? i call bullshit!

  11. 11 Brent Oct 6th, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    I know Uhl, and it was the challenge of his life to do 3 paintings in 2 weeks. Yes, numbered and signed copies are fine art. Always has been. Do some research.

  12. 12 jasper Oct 6th, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    not numbered and signed. i wrote “paint by numbers”

  13. 13 Brent Oct 6th, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    What means paint by numbers? He paints only one time.! It’s a limited edition reproduction of the original, signed and numbered. What you don’t understand?

  14. 14 jasper Oct 6th, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    if you dont know what paint by numbers is, then its your problem not mine.

  15. 15 Greg Rhodes Oct 6th, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    Jasper – I’d like to offer clarification for you since you don’t know David or his work. I have been associated with his program for the past 8 years and I know him and his work and I personally take offense to your statement/accusation.

    David has been at countless rallies/shows during that time and has started paintings in front of people during the shows. Many of them stop by the first day and then come back later to view his progress. I cannot tell you how many times he’s painted 10-12 hours straight at a show. But the people who watch his progress in person believe it.

    Many of the people who have seen the flat, 2-dimensional images online cannot believe the difference when they see the paintings or prints in person. As far as photorealistic, his work doesn’t even come close. I believe that if you saw his work in person, you would agree.

    If you are questioning his ability to complete three paintings in that timeframe, you don’t know David. He spent the night at the studio at least twice during that stretch, knowing that these needed to be completed for the banquet at the end of the rally.

    As far as “paint by number”, I find that both humorous and revealing. He has heard that in passing at shows (when he’s almost done with a piece) and David good-naturedly chalks it up to someone who doesn’t know what fine art is, someone trying to be funny, or someone who may be having a bit too much fun at the event. Regardless, those who know David and collect his work know the truth.

    And what did he get from all of this? He got the satisfaction of presenting three beautiful works of art to three very deserving people. What did it cost him? Time away from his family, money to fly round-trip to Kitty Hawk and Santa Monica, the opportunity cost of what he COULD have been painting instead, etc.

    You don’t know David and you don’t know his work. If you need further clarification, you can search You Tube for him painting “Stella”, his most recent Woman of Harley.

  16. 16 Cris Sommer Simmons Oct 7th, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    I fell in love with David’s work the first time I saw “The Enthusiast”. He captures the feeling of the era and the love of the old bikes. There are few like him around and it was really nice of him to take the time to come to Kitty Hawk. He captured the spirit of the Cannonball and those who were honored with his paintings were thrilled to say the least.
    Keep doing what you do David. We appreciate your talent!

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