Damien Hirst Bugs Out on Lance Armstrong’s Bike

07.09.09 Will Sherman


While we hoped Damien Hirst was crafting Lance Armstrong a racing bicycle adorned with actual dead sharks and lambs, the animal cutting artist took a slightly more animal-sensitive approach, styling the bike with a butterfly wing motif reminiscent of the stained glass window designs he once crafted from the insects’ wings. Here’s a sneak peek at the Trek Madone that Armstrong will race later this month in the Tour de France, after which it goes to auction for the pro cyclist’s anti-cancer charity, along with rides customized by KAWS, Shepard Fairey, Kenny Scharf, Marc Newson, and NARA.

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