DANNY LYON (B. 1942)
Bikeriders Portfolio, 1962-1967
Portfolio of fifty gelatin silver prints, printed 2003, each signed, dated [with print date] in photographer's 'Bleak Beauty' credit stamp, eleven titled in pencil (verso); forty prints with image sizes approximately 1314 x 878 in. (33.6 x 22.5 cm.) (or the reverse), sheet sizes 11 x 14 in. (27.9 x 35.5 cm.), ten with image sizes approximately 1812 x 1212 in. (46.9 x 31.7 cm.) (or the reverse), sheet sizes 16 x 20 in (40.6 x 50.8 cm.); artist's proof number three from an edition of four; together with signed title page; an artist's proof aside from a limited edition of ten.
Private Collector;
acquired from the above by the present owner.
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Lot Essay

Danny Lyon's Bikeriders portfolio offers a captivating glimpse into the world of motorcycle culture in America during the 1960s. Through his lens, Lyon brings to life the spirit of freedom, camaraderie, and rebellion that defines the biker subculture. Lyon's photographs go beyond mere documentation; they immerse viewers in the raw and unfiltered experiences of bikers as they navigate the open road, forging deep connections with both their fellow riders and the vast American landscape.

Lyon began photographing and riding with the Chicago Outlaws Motorcycle Club at just twenty-one years old. Bikeriders serves as a visual narrative that challenges preconceived notions about biker culture and invites viewers to see beyond the surface to the humanity and complexity of the individuals Lyon portrays. This set of fifty photographs, printed in 2003, is artist’s proof number three of four, aside from the limited edition set of ten.

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