Elizabeth Rizzo reports for AllVegasTV.com from the Venetian Hotel on the Strip in Las Vegas, Nevada. It is Las Vegas Guggenheim Museum’s first exhibit: The Art of the Motorcycle.
One hundred and twenty motorcycles are displayed like artwork. The oldest motorcycle is a wood-framed velocipede powered by a steam engine made in 1868 in France. Also included is the motorcycle that set the world’s land speed record of 137 mph in 1937. And there’s a replica of the Captain America bike featured in the film Easy Rider. The original bike was stolen from a warehouse before the film was released.
This Art of the Motorcycle had previously toured other cities. But in Las Vegas a new installation was created by prize-winning architect Frank Gehry who used #8 Non-Directional Mirror Finish from Mirror Metals throughout the exhibit.
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