On Sunday, the Seattle Seahawks will face off against the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX. Whether you are a fan of Tom Brady and the Patriots or your allegiances lie with the defensive-minded Seahawks, the game (and accompanying commercials, half-time show, and viewing parties) should result in an entertaining and fun event. To celebrate, we are sharing several of our football prints- both antique and modern- on the blog. Enjoy!
From the earliest depictions of penny farthings and velocipedes on dirt lanes, to modern-day prints of bike commuters navigating busy city streets, our prints celebrate and illustrate the convenience, athleticism, and joy of cycling. Some of our historic prints show the bicycle in its earliest stages of development- with over-sized front wheels, or still lacking pedals or gears. They also highlight the beginnings of a strong “bike culture” in the 19th century. Many took to this popular form of transportation and amusement, going on long afternoon group rides or joining cycling clubs. We also have several great racing prints, showing fans at the velodrome, watching racers sprint around and around. Contemporary artists like Art Werger, Susan Pyzow, and Su-Li Hung have also depicted cyclists in their prints.
We hope you enjoy our bike print round-up, and we invite you to visit our Washington DC and New York City galleries to view these prints in person!
AT OPG= Print is located at The Old Print Gallery, 1220 31st Street, NW, Washington, DC 20007. www.oldprintgallery.com t: 202-965-1818
AT OPS= Print is located at The Old Print Shop, 150 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY, 10016. www.oldprintshop.com t:212-683-3950
Our summer show, Water, is currently on view on the Old Print Gallery walls. But for those out-of-town readers and vacation travellers, our NYC sister shop, the Old Print Shop, has three fantastic summer shows going on right now. Better yet, you can view them all online, through their online exhibition tab on their website. Below is a preview of one of their shows, The Art of Sporting.
The Art of Sporting:
Ready. Set. Go! Sports have been an important part of society for countless centuries. Some were created simply for fun while others evolved out of necessity, such was the nature of archery, for example. And with the Olympics now upon us, we are reminded of the many sports our world enjoys. From swimming to skiing and horse racing to boxing, there is a bit of everything for everyone. So get yourself ready, gear up for the gold and race out to meet your destiny… or at least our web show.
To view the exhibit online, click here. We will reveal their other two summer shows later in the week, so check back soon!