Tuesday, 28 February 2012

ABC Wednesday - Grayson Perry's Bike

A vision of pink an blue, the Grayson Perry designed Kenilworth AM1 Motorcycle, built by the unknown craftsman,  which he took on a journey to Bavaria with his companion 
Alan Measles, his teddy bear who shared many childhood fantasy adventures fighting battles against the Germans and leading  resistance undercover operations.  His name comes from the fact that the teddy bear came at the time of a measles illness. Alan became his personal childhood God so now he is installed in the reliquary attached to the motorbike.  The trip to Bavaria was a mission of reconciliation with their old enemies and  saw them visiting King Ludwig's castle, the1920s Nurburgring racetrack, religious sites and of course the Stieff teddy bear factory.  The journey was shown as a BBC film and as they went on their way Grayson reflected on the nature of pilgrimage and art.
 As well as getting up to speed over the Tyrolean Mountain passes.
 The Harley Davidson Nucklehead engine humming away.
Alan Measles leading the charge of "Ten Days of Alan" which he reports on his very own site here,or a bikers view and a glimpse of Grayson's matching gear from here

An entry to ABC Wednesday, a journey from A to Z

11 comments:

mrsnesbitt said...

I can't see husband riding that bike! lol! Great post!
Denise ABC Team

chubskulit said...

Pretty one!

Gold and Green
Rose, ABC Wednesday Team.

EG Wow said...

That is one very fancy bike! Okay, so now I'm curious and will follow the links you've provided. I've never heard of Grayson Perry before, and I want to learn more.

Meryl said...

How wonderfully whimsical! Can you imagine seeing that drive by! I bet it lit up lots of faces.

Paula Scott said...

Best bike ever (BBE)!!! And the cool factor is way up there too.

On behalf of the ABC Weds team, thank you for your participation this week!

Paula
ABC Weds. Team

Leslie: said...

Wow! I can just see myself riding that around my village! Everyone would know who I am...maybe it'd be great for someone who wants to advertise something specific. What fun!

Leslie
abcw team

Roger Owen Green said...

That is so very cute!

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

photowannabe said...

What a clever post and that bike...wow. I sure didn't know anything about the story before. Thanks for sharing.

R1 said...

wow...that's a cool bike to ride around here while it is still winter!

cheers
-r1-

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

how simply fascinating

tony said...

I Went To See An Exhibition Of His Work In Manchester Last Year.To My Surprise I Loved It.He's A Fine Artist.