Lot n° 22
1000 - 1500
Result with fees
: 3 250EUR
JOE BAR TEAM
Raoul, going the distance with his 1974 BMW R90/6
Original illustration for a diary after the 1991 release of the first album.
Signed. India ink and colored inks on paper
21 × 16 cm (8.27 × 6.3 in.)
Not very sexy but comfortable, not very powerful but sturdy, this BMW R 90 6 was the favorite mount of the "roule-toujours": a category of motorcyclists with little concern for performance and show-offs, "heavy riders" whose sole ambition was to rack up the miles without backache or mechanical worries. The austerity of this peaceful flat-twin (motorcycle powered by a horizontally-positioned two-cylinder engine) perfectly matched the philosophy of these "milestone eaters". A philosophy that could be translated as: "Riding a motorcycle is not fun or acrobatics, but serious business."
"And as for the man with the 1000 Laverda in lot 20, the rider I was going to draw had to be in tune with his machine: austere yet efficient and comfortable equipment, serene yet obstinate posture, all covered with a thin layer of dust, squashed insects and dirty water accumulated over kilometers swallowed in all weathers."
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