Sturgis, SD, June 29, 2009 - - Monkey Rock, the premier exhibitor and entertainment venue of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, has partnered with Segal Fine Art to bring the David Mann Museum Exhibit to the 69th annual event. The exhibit will feature over 50 David Mann originals, many not previously offered for public viewing, including the world famous “Ghost Rider.”
David Mann, the seminal artist of the biker lifestyle genre, is best known for the art he created for Easyriders magazine. Spanning a decade and a half, Mann documented his love affair with bikers, their women, and the machines they rode in magnificent detail, earning him the admiration and respect of hard core bikers and motorcycle enthusiasts around the globe.
Mentored by legendary artists and builders, such as Ed “Big Daddy” Roth, and influenced by his friendships with club members and outlaws, David Mann focused his talents on the lifestyle he lived and understood. His studies in surrealism, fantasy, airbrushing techniques and architectural renderings enhanced his raw talent and imagination. His authenticity enabled him to present a glimpse of a sub-culture that was wrapped in mystery and perception, portraying the biker lifestyle with candor and grace.
“I have had it in my head the past couple of years to stage a museum exhibition of original David Mann paintings. When I heard about the Monkey Rock project in Sturgis, it seemed the perfect venue,” said Ron Segal of Segal Fine Art. “This collection of never before seen paintings from the archives of Paisano Publications ( Easyriders Magazine) showcases Mann's work over a twenty year period, representing a broad range of his creative excellence. I feel it is important for his legion of fans to be able to view the masterpieces used to create the centerfolds. This is an incredible opportunity to visit the legend of motorcycle art.”
The genius of Dave Mann will be exhibited at Monkey Rock daily July 31 through August 8 from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm. Other pieces unique to Segal Fine Art will also be available.
The easily accessible Monkey Rock Event Center (formerly Thunder Road) is located at the heart of the rally on Highway 34 and will be open July 31-August 10, 2009 from 8am-2pm. We offer an abundance of free parking. Entertainment and event updates as well as exhibitor information can be found on our web site www.monkeyrock.us
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