Big Crowd last Tuesday evening at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip for the VIP Industry party for the unveiling of Jeff Decker art collection at the 11th Annual Michael Lichter Art Exhibit. Artist Jeff Decker lives, studies, documents and sculpts motorcycle culture.
Hanging from the exhibition hall ceiling, Jeff had the excellent idea to hang banners with wonderful words about the importance of art. “One Should Either Be A Work Of Art, or wear a work of art” Oscar Wilde. “Art Is Never Finished. Only Abandoned” Leonardo Da Vinci. “I had Reservations About Making Art A Business. But I Got Over It” Mary Boone. “The Problem With The Youth Of Today Is That One One Is No Longer Part Of It” Salvador Dali
I took a few close up pictures of motorcycle history as preserved and created by Jeff at his Hippodrome Studio.See them all the jump…After the party celebrating Jeff Decker, the crowd moved into the adjoining tent for a screening of “Wide Open”, a short film on the pre 1916 Cannonball Endurance Run. A few “Cannonballers” present included the host, Jeff, Cris Sommer-Simmons, Matt Olsen and Carl watched the first 20 minutes of the ride of the century. The hardcore crew went from Kitty Hawk, NC to Santa Monica, CA on backroads. Ride, wrench, repeat their mantra. Follow on Facebook pages, Wide Open movie for updates or go to Cannonball for more.