25 October 2006

The Gazelle

I found this sculpture in the Museum of Contemporary Art. It's the work of Pablo Rivera and its name is "Gazelle". I doubt that with all those plastic cans (which contained dialysis solution) the bike can reach the speeds an actual gazelle does. Contemporary art is quite subjective... Only the author knows what it means.


Blogger Olivier said...

les airbags pour velos. tres bonne idee ;o)

airbags for bicycles. very good idea ; o)

10/26/2006 4:58 AM  
Blogger photowannabe said...

Great thought Oliver. I guess I don't quite get some contempory art, but I guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
Great shot anyway.

10/26/2006 2:14 PM  
Blogger Alex said...

Good point Olivier. Could be also a wedding bike with a bridal train... but hard to find a relationship with a gazelle. Maybe I have poor imagination :-)

10/26/2006 4:19 PM  
Blogger Mauricio said...

Rebuenas las fotos!

Muy bueno, saludos desde Río,

10/26/2006 9:27 PM  
Blogger Meg Nakagawa said...

A bike with lots of fuel tanks.

10/27/2006 1:06 AM  
Blogger Carlos said...

Following your line of thought, yes they are subjective... I would say elitist. If you and me set out to create one of these they would end up exposed but somewhere else in the recycle bin. Some are very interesting and innovative though but sometimes they push too far.

10/27/2006 11:08 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Perhaps going down hill you could get to gazelle speed .......

10/27/2006 1:20 PM  
Anonymous lisjardine@msn.com said...

"gazelle" as applied to impeded velociped ?=? "irony"? Maybe?

10/28/2006 5:47 AM  
Anonymous jazzy said...

it's kind of morbid.
totally agree modern art is very subjective, could be very thought provoking and that's why i like it (not necessarily this peace) ;)

10/28/2006 8:01 PM  

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