Michael Lichter’s Naked Truth Exhibition At Buffalo Chips Sturgis


Lay Your Eyes on a this Fully Exposed Collection of Motorcycles and Art at the Buffalo Chip’s Russ Brown Events Center Follow every curve, explore every exposed inch and bask in the raw beauty of the Naked Truth Exhibition. Go ahead…pretend no one’s watching and just let your eyes wander. We won’t tell. Unlike any bike show or exhibit you’ve ever seen before, the 2015 Motorcycles As Art Exhibition curated by famed motorcycle photographer Michael Lichter will bare it all.

Lay your eyes on 35 tantalizing custom motorcycles unencumbered by the distraction of paint and graphics at the Buffalo Chip’s Russ Brown Events Center. The exhibit will be open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1 through Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015. Michael Lichter has been shooting bikes and the biker culture for more than 35 years. 2015 marks the seventh year in a row Michael Lichter has curated the Motorcycles As Art exhibition at the Buffalo Chip, but this year’s display is by far Lichter’s most ambitious to date. Thirty-five of the world’s most celebrated custom motorcycle builders will each provide one rolling metal sculpture to be laid bare for you to drool over.

There will be no undressing with the eyes, and nothing will be left to the imagination, because this groundbreaking display exposes these bikes’ most basic elements of shape, form and design. The passion and talent of each custom motorcycle builder will be revealed through the fine craftsmanship evident in every aspect of their bikes, from bodywork to frame, linkages to the smallest of details. Each motorcycle in the Naked Truth Exhibition will be displayed alongside photography chosen from Michael Lichter’s archive. Lichter’s photography has captured the changing face of the motorcycle world since the 1970s, and the subjects of these photos also will be as exposed as they appeared when the photo was shot—without retouching or enhancement. More than 100 framed photographs will be included in the display, combining some of Lichter’s most iconic images with recent prints that have never been seen before. The Naked Truth will also host works from other famous “moto” painters and photographers including Adam Wright, David Uhl, Jeff Decker, Paul D’Orleans, Scott Jacobs, Tom Fritz and many more.


Bikes and Builders confirmed for The Naked Truth:

Aki Sakamoto – Hog Killers;

Hawaiian Gardens, CA

Ben Jordan – Jordan Designs; Waxhaw, NC

Alan Stulberg – Revival Cycles; Austin, TX

Bill Dodge – Bling’s Cycles, Daytona Beach, FL

Bill Rodencal – Harley-Davidson Museum, Milwaukee, WI

Billy Lane – Choppers Inc; Daytona Beach, FL

Brandon Holstein, Brawny Built; Signal Hil, CA

Brian Klock – Klock Werks, Mitchell, SD

Bryan Fuller – Fuller Hotrods, Atlanta, GA

Cristian Sosa – Sosa Metalworks, Las Vegas, NV

Dale Yamada – Mad Jap Kustoms; Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Dalton Walker – Split Image Kustoms; Hanford, CA

Dan “Bacon” Carr – DC Chopper; Austin, TX

Dave Perewitz – Perewitz Cycle Fabrication; Bridgewater, MA

Jeff Cochran – Speedking Racing; West Harrison, IN

Jeff Wright – Church Of Choppers; Des Moines, IA

Jim Nasi – Jim Nasi Customs, Phoenix, AZ

John Stein – Stage Fright drag racer. Pacific Palisades, CA

Jordan Dickinson – Union Speed And Style; Monticello, MN

Kaichiroh Kurosu – Cherry’s Company; Tokyo, Japan

Harley-Davidson Design Studio – Ray Drea / Ben McGinley

Ken “Kenji” Nagai – Ken’s Factory; Nagoya, Japan

Lock Baker – Eastern Fabrications; Los Angeles, CA

Matt Olsen – Carl’s Cycle; Aberdeen, SD

Nate Jacobs – Harlot Cycles; Murfreesboro, TN

Ola Stenegard – Gotland, Sweden

Pat Patterson – Led Sled Customs, Daytona, OH

Paul Cox – Paul Cox Industries; Brooklyn, NY

Paul Wideman – Bare Knuckle Choppers; Hawk Point, MO

Paul Yaffe – Paul Yaffe Originals, Phoenix, AZ

Rick Bray – RKB Kustom Speed, Fresno, CA

Roland Sands – RSD Design

Shinya Kimura – Chabott Engineering, Azusa, CA

Warren Lane – Atomic; Miami Beach, FL

Yaniv “Neevo” Evan – Powerplant Choppers’; Los Angeles, CA


Don’t miss the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get up close and personal with this provocative collection of motorcycles and art at the Buffalo Chip’s Russ Brown Event Center, because once the Rally’s over, it will never be seen again! As always, Motorcycles As Art is free and open to the public.

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