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There is so much bicycle art and we don't have the means to collect it, but here are a few pieces we have accumulated over the years (except of the first two). (click on images for enlargement)

 
Divination Container, Master Areogun, Osi-Ilorin, Nigeria. Ekiti Yoruba, 20th Century.  Wood.  The bicyclists (messenger from the gods) is top center. Seattle Art Museum, Katherine White Collection.
Drum, Akan, Ghana. c. 1930-40. Wood, twine, leather, pigment, mirror, metal, nails.  The bicyclist is on the lower left of the drum. Seattle Art Museum, Katherine White Collection.
Wire, rubber and cloth bicycle sculpture from Lungi, Sierra Leone Wire, rubber and cloth bicycle sculpture from Lungi, Sierra Leone.
Wire and rubber bicycle sculpture from Cameroon Wire and rubber bicycle sculpture from Cameroon.
Plated wire and rubber mountain bike sculpture from Harare, Zimbabwe  Plated wire and rubber road bicycle sculpture from Harare, Zimbabwe Plated wire and rubber penny farthing bicycle sculpture from Harare, Zimbabwe Plated wire and rubber tricycle sculpture from Harare, Zimbabwe
Plated wire and rubber unicycle sculpture from Harare, Zimbabwe Plated wire and rubber mountain bike, road bike, penny farthing, tricycle and unicycle sculpture from Harare, Zimbabwe (including the pictures above.)
Bicycle sculpture Unknown bicycle sculpture.
Lost wax bronze casts bicycle sculpture from Kumasi, Ghana Lost wax bronze casts bicycle sculpture from Kumasi, GhanaLost wax bronze casts bicycle sculpture from Kumasi, Ghana


Lost wax bronze casts bicycle sculpture from Kumasi, Ghana (masked riders)

Banana leaf bicycle sculpture from Maun, Botwana Banana leaf bicycle sculpture from Maun, Botwana
Woven cane bicycle sculpture from Malawi. Woven cane bicycle sculpture from Malawi.
Wood bicycle sculpture from Thika, Kenya Wood bicycle sculpture from Thika, Kenya
Batik with women, musician, gecko, women bicyclists and rhinoceros from Harare, Zimbabwe Batik with women, musician, gecko, woman bicyclist, rhinoceros and another woman bicyclist from Harare, Zimbabwe
Batiks market scene with bicycles from Nairobi, Kenya. Batiks rural scene with bicycles from Nairobi, Kenya.

 

Batiks: African market and  rural African scenes with bicycles from Nairobi, Kenya.

"I biked," ceramic, by Betsy Wolfston, Eugene Oregon "I biked," ceramic, inspired by Tunisia bicycle tour, by Betsy Wolfston, Eugene Oregon
cyclos models from Vietnam cyclos models from Vietnamcyclos models from Vietnam

 

Three cyclos models from Vietnam.

Bamboo rickshaw model from Thailand. Bamboo rickshaw model from Thailand.
Trishaw model from Singapore. Trishaw model from Singapore.

 
 

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