Limited edition Cinelli art bike on display at N. Vancouver gallery

An art gallery on N. Vancouver Avenue currently has a very special Cinelli bicycle frame on display.

Photos by Sally Murdoch/Artery PDX
(More photos below)

Sally Murdoch of Artery PDX (4114 North Vancouver Ave.) sent us over a few photos and info about the frame. She says it was painted by Barry McGee and that it’s one of 50 produced as part of a collaboration between Cinelli and fashion label RVCA. Here is more about the bike:

Fifty limited edition bikes were produced for RVCA, and American apparel company and Cinelli, Italian bike maker extraordinaire. “Pressure” kicked off in San Francisco earlier this year in June with a rockstar cast of some of the most renowned urban visual artists in the world today. A partial list includes CR Stecyk III, Dan Murphy, Jesse Geller, KAWS, Phil Frost, Stephen Powers and Ashley Macomber.

One of the main attractions of the evening was the unveiling of a limited production Cinelli art bike featuring the work of Barry McGee. The frame, based on the company’s classic SuperCorsa Pista, is rendered in cream and chrome with the artist’s trademark style reproduced in red graphics.

This is not the first time Cinelli has figured in an artist’s work as many remember the Keith Haring Laser pursuit bike circa 1987, but it is the first time a Cinelli Art bike will achieve production status.

Next time you’re rolling by, swing into Artery at 4114 North Vancouver Ave. and see it in person. (They’re open 12-7 Wednesday to Saturday.)

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Robin
15 years ago

I do love Barry McGee. Thanks for the heads up!

Anthony Rago
15 years ago

I have a Cinelli from the 1970s.
Do you know who would provide a complete overhaul and new paint job?
Or, is that a bad idea considering it is a work of art as well asa classic piece of machinery. Condition is fair.
Thank you!