Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is celebrating motorcycle culture with a new exhibition called “Art of the Ride.”
On display are two motorcycles, including “The Copper Chopper,” a custom-built motorcycle by local bike builder Paul Yaffe in honor of Arizona’s 2012 state centennial, and black & white photographs from the 1970s by photographer Neil A. Miller that document bikers of that era.
Artist embellished motorcycle parts, paintings, a “Frankenstein” illustrated gas tank and a video showcasing various areas of the Grand Canyon State from a biker’s perspective, are part of the exhibit as as well, all giving visitors a glimpse into world of riding.
Hank Robinson, Hanro Studios Engraving (Avondale, AZ), Engraved Exhaust Tips, 2011, metal, Courtesy of Paul Yaffe
As a ‘bonus,” there is a small exhibition about the Phoenix Police Motors program with historic images and items.
Look for “Art of the Ride” at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in the Terminal 4, level 3 gallery through May 28, 2018.