Handle The Handlebars

category: > Art

written by: Jaap Proost

THERE are some things that you should outgrow. Like turning the handlebars of your bike upside down and use it that way. Still, there is in many of us the urge to give your handlebars a twist just because it looks good. If you have that feeling, do like artist Joseph Beuys. For his 1985 work ‘is it about a bycicle?’ he did his thing with the handlebars, some paint and photographed it. Et voila, he created a sophisticated and mature artwork that is now part of the Tate collection.



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