Go See – Paris: Lance Armstrong and Nike Livestrong ‘STAGES’ at Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin through August 8, 2009, Featuring works and Tour de France bikes designed by Andreas Gursky, Yoshitomo Nara, Christopher Wool, Tom Sachs, Ed Ruscha, Rosson Crow, Damien Hirst, Shepard Fairey, Barry McGee, Aaron Young, JR, Jules de Balincourt, Kaws, Richard Prince and others

July 22nd, 2009

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Ed Ruscha’s ‘Vital to the Core’ via STAGES

On view now at Emmanuel Perrotin in Paris is ‘STAGES,’ a fundraising exhibition organized by Lance Armstrong’s Livestrong, featuring artists such as Ed Ruscha, Shepard Fairey, Richard Prince, and a number of others. The exhibition runs concurrently with the Tour de France, which ends on Sunday, July 26th. In addition to the gallery exhibition, which is planned to tour the world after its run at Emmanuel Perrotin, Livestrong has teamed up with Nike and Supertouch to curate a line of artist-designed bikes for Lance to ride during the Tour. Those artists include KAWS, Yoshitomo Nara, and Damien Hirst, who designed the bike for the final stage of the Tour de France. ‘STAGES’ runs July 15-August 8, 2009 at Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, after which it will open at the Armory Center in New York on October 2, according to the LA Times.

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The Bike Shepard Fairey designed for Lance Armstrong via Supertouch

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Hirst to Help Lance Armstrong’s Health Charity Raise $4 Million [Bloomberg]
Damien Hirst Has Designs on Lance Armstrong’s Bike [NY Times]
Nike Livestrong STAGES Exhibition
[High Snobiety]
Preview: Lance Armstrong’s LIVESTRONG x Nike Stages Exhibition @ Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin [Arrested Motion]
Lance Armstrong x Nike Sportswear – “Stages” Touring Art Exhibition Supporting Livestrong [Arrested Motion]
Lance Armstrong x Nike Sportswear “Stages” Touring Art Exhibition [Hypebeast]
Lance Armstrong x Trek x Damien Hirst Stages Project Bike [Limited Hype]
Marc Newson for Lance Armstrong – TREK Art Bike [Freshness]
Lance Armstrong’s New Trek Madone Bikes By Kaws & Barry McGee [High Snobiety]
Tom Sachs‘ Lance’s TequilaBike For Girls [The World’s Best Ever]
Stages exhibition, Paris [Wallpaper]
Interview: KAWS @ Stages, Paris
[DailyduJour]
AFC+: Will Damien Hirst Remind Lance Armstrong of His Mortality?
[Art Fag City]
PARIS///LANCE ARMSTRONG’S TREK ART BIKES COME TO LIFE IN THE WINDOW OF COLETTE [Supertouch]
NEWS///LANCE ARMSTRONG SURGES BACK TO ACTION IN THE TOUR DE FRANCE ON A MARC NEWSON TREK TTX ART BIKE [Supertouch]
ANNOUNCING “STAGES”: LANCE ARMSTRONG’S SUPERTOUCH-CURATED ANTI-CANCER ART SHOW OPENING JULY 16TH [Supertouch]
Lance Armstrong rides bike decorated by Damien Hirst
[Art Review]
L.A. artists lend a hand to Lance Armstrong [LA Times]
Livestrong x Stages | Recap [Limited Hype]
Trek Lance Armstrong STAGES Bike by Yoshitomo Nara [Hypebeast]

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The bike Yoshitomo Nara designed for Lance Armstrong for the Tour de France via Hypebeast

more images and story after the jump…


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The bike KAWS designed for Lance Armstrong via High Snobiety

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Catherine Opie’s ‘Untitled (Road)’ via STAGES

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Artist designed bikes for Lance Armstrong’s race during the Tour de France via STAGES

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Shepard Fairey’s ‘Jessica’ via STAGES


Behind the scenes in Shepard Fairey’s studio via STAGES

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Installation view of ‘STAGES’ via STAGES

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Details from the bike Damien Hirst designed for Lance Armstrong final stage of the Tour de France via Limited Hype

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Christopher Wool’s ‘Untitled, 2009′ via STAGES

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Andreas Gursky’s ‘Tour de France I’ via STAGES

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The bike Barry McGee designed for Lance Armstrong for the Tour de France via High Snobiety

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Installation view of ‘STAGES’ via STAGES

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Tom Sachs’s ‘Lance’s Tequila Bike for Girls’ via STAGES

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Raymond Pettibon’s ‘No Title (From the ends)’ via STAGES

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The bike Marc Newson designed for Lance Armstrong for the time trials in the Gira d’Italia via Freshness

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Cai Guo-Qiang’s ‘Tree With Yellow Blossoms’ via STAGES

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Rosson Crow’s ‘Texas Cycle Show’ via STAGES

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Geoff McFetride’s ‘Even the Simplest Shapes Wish to Become Logos’ via STAGES

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Yoshitomo Nara’s ‘Fire’ via STAGES

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Installation view of ‘STAGES’ via STAGES

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Jules de Balincourt’s ‘Healing to Die You’ via STAGES

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KAWS’s ‘The End’ via STAGES

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Kenny Scharf’s ‘5 for 99 Cents’ via STAGES

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Dzine’s ‘The Tipping Point’ via STAGES

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Richard Prince’s ‘I’m Not Coming Home’ via STAGES

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José Parla’s ‘Untitled (Dedicated to Dr. Alan Berkman)’

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Lari Pittman’s ‘Untitled #11′ via STAGES

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Eric White’s ‘Foyer’ via STAGES

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Aaron Young’s ‘Burnout (Pour on the Coals)’ via STAGES

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Emmanuel Perrotin and Tom Sachs at the Nike Stages Opening. Via Purple DIARY

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JR at the Nike Stages Opening Party. Via Purple DIARY

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Tom Sachs at Nike Stages Opening Party. Via Purple DIARY