If you are in LA you might want to check out the Indian Larry photos at Project Gallery.
August 15 through September 8
Gallery hours are 11 a.m. â€“ 7 p.m. daily.
1553 N. Cahuenga Blvd.
Hollywood, CA. 90028
Phone: (323) 462-1100 http://www.projectla.net
Larry Desmedt (1949-2004) was a genius motorcycle builder, daredevil extraordinaire, and introspective philosopher that will forever be known as Indian Larry. He remains the motorcycle worldâ€™s most beloved figure, known equally for his wild antics, his gentleness, and generosity, and the radical bikes that reflected his carnivalesque character. One of the originators of the hardcore-style custom chopper, he combined ingenious metalwork and inventive engineering in highly collectible chrome sculptures that have garnered worldwide respect and recognition.
At the core of the exhibit, Indian Larry: Photographs by Timothy White, there is a palpable and poignant emotion to the photographs which lends insight into the friendship between White and Indian Larry, who proves to be one of Whiteâ€™s most profound subjects. Says White, â€œI had been photographing him for about 16 years when he died. It was an honest relationship and a real friendship. I loved to photograph Larryâ€™s bikes and I tried to help him in getting recognized as the artist he was.â€