About the Exhibition
The old lemon house of the Palace of Venaria Reale, not far from Turin, serves as the backdrop to the exhibition ‘Easy Rider’ dedicated to the myth of motorbikes as a symbol of the human soul, interpreted as a metaphor of travel, freedom and search of an individual identity. Here, art, architecture and history merge with culture and society as a tribute to motorbikes, a form of art born in the early 20th century and developed soon after World War II.
All the featured masterpieces
The exhibition includes several iconic motorbike models such as easy Rider’s chopper, the Triumph Bonneville ridden by Steve McQueen in the movie ‘The Great Escape’, as well as race motorbikes including Giacomo Agostini’s MV Agusta, Valentino Rossi’s Yamaha and Casey Stoner’s Ducati, displayed alongside with paintings, drawings and pictures created by important artists of 1900 inspired by the world of the two wheels.
The exhibition is spread over 9 different sections: Italian style, shape and design; Japan and technology; Longing for Africa; Speed; Yes, Travel; London Calling; the African myth; Earth, mud and freedom; Motorbikes and cinema.