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Mecadural Pélissier, ca. 1950. Long-distance touring bicycle by Mercier, France (detail). Photo: Bernhard Angerer

Contest: Photograph Your Bike 0

Arterritory.com
07/08/2013

Do you have your own bicycle? Is it unlike any other? Does its every spoke reflect your personality? Then the contest being held by the Ērenpreiss Bicycle Workshop in Riga, in cooperation with Arterritory.com, is just for you!

Take a picture of your bike and send it to us as a JPG with a width of 800 pixels, along with your story that is no more than 300 characters long, convincing us that this bicycle really is a self-portrait of you!

Mecadural Pélissier, ca. 1950. Long-distance touring bicycle by Mercier, France (detail). © Embacher-Collection ®. Photo: Bernhard Angerer

We were inspired twofold: by the exhibition Bicycle Stories at Vienna's MAK museum (open through 6 October), which features the unique bicycles of architect Michael Embacher's private collection; and by the exhibition “Portrait of a Bicycle with a Boa”, by the Latvian artist Magone Šarkovska, which will open 8 August at the Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art. For one of her student shows, Šarkovska once displayed a bicycle as her piece – coyly wrapped with a feather boa...

 

Skoot, 2001. Suitcase bike made by Skoot International LTD, Great Britain. Design: Vincent & Vaughan Fallon. © Embacher-Collection ®. Photo: Bernhard Angerer

What does your unique velocipede look like? We want to see it! Send your entry to info@arterritory.com by 10 August, 12:00 noon, putting “VELO KONKURSS” in the subject line. The best entries will be published on our website, and the winner will be chosen by Toms Ērenpreiss himself, head of the Ērenpriess Workshop. 

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