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Toyota Motor Sales USA, Roland Sands Design and Upper Playground Partner to “Mash Up” Art and Vehicles to Create a Mobile Art Gallery.
Oct. 31-Nov. 2 Phoenix, AZ Unlike anything the has been seen to date, Toyota, Roland Sands Design (RSD) and Upper Playground (UP) partnered to bring artistic collaboration to this year’s show floor. Commissioning world renowned artists and letting them loose to reinterpret numerous vehicles, helmets and motorcycle lore, in their own unique style and medium, the gallery appeals to multiple different cultures of motorcyclist, art followers and new riders alike. Taking a cue from the name, the Architects of Inspiration tour displays the original piece of artwork alongside the item or vehicle that inspired it.
“The aim was to curate a multi-artist gallery integrated into IMS that will be an eclectic mash up of New Wave, urban, and contemporary fine art, with documentary video telling the whole story,” says Roland Sands, President of motorcycle design firm Roland Sands Design, Inc. “Toyota stepped up and provided the resources to bring these artists together, and also the means to transport it across the country. The result is off the hook.”
Artist and inspirations that will be featured in the installation are as follows: