Commemorative Bike Art

by Julie Brooks on July 12, 2012

Strength, Dedication, Discipline, Determination

If you are a cycling fan and an art collector, you don’t want to miss this opportunity to own a piece of history.  Strength, dedication, discipline, and determination are in the character of every cyclist…every true athlete.

These very words, Strength, Dedication, Discipline, Determination, are etched into the marble base of this bronze cyclist, modeled after Levi Leipheimer, winner of the inaugural year of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge.  The absence of spokes in the wheels and the lean of the bicycle helped the artist capture the motion of the race.  At 10” x 10½” x 5” these statues are smaller representations of the full size statue being donated to the City of Golden to commemorate the Pro Challenge and Golden’s role in the success of the inaugural year.

Strength, Dedication, Discipline, Determination

There are 18 limited edition pieces available and three additional Artist’s Proof editions available for purchase.  Each statue is signed by the artist and numbered within its edition.  The three Artist’s Proofs will also be signed by Levi Leipheimer.  Each statue is set on a marble and walnut base, with a bronze patina on the limited edition and a darker patina on the Artist’s Proofs.

These exceptional pieces were crafted by Jeffrey Burnham Rudolph, a sculptor from Cody, Wyoming. His work can be found in galleries across the western United States. His previous work for Golden can’t be missed.  He sculpted the “Howdy Folks” sculpture of Buffalo Bill with a child on his shoulders, greeting visitors in the 1000 block of Washington Avenue just north of the arch, and the “Nighthorse on the Mesa” sculpture of Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell, located in the roundabout at South Golden Road and Johnson Road.

For more information or to purchase one of these commemorative statues, please contact Julie Brooks at 303-384-8013 or by email at jbrooks@cityofgolden.net.

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