Armstrong’s Custom Damien Hirst-Designed Trek Madone

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Damien Hirst, the artist that brought us such objects as the diamond encrusted skull (shown after the break), has designed this butterfly job for Lance’s latest custom Trek Madone.  It’s rumored this is the bike he’ll ride during the final stage of this year’s Tour de France, then it’ll be auctioned as part of his Stages charity benefit.  This bike follows in the footsteps of the other custom Madones by Shepard Fairey, Barry McGee, and KAWS.

Check out the matching aero wheels after the break, along with another custom Madone by Futura that we’d never seen before…

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The Bontrager deep “v” rims get the butterfly treatment, too.

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I think a diamond encrusted Madone might attract more attention…

The next one was actually done back in 2008, we’d just never seen it before.  It’s by NYC artist Futura, and it’s calle the Big Apple Madone.  Click the images to enlarge:

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A play on Lance’s comment after winning the Sestriere mountain stage at the 1999 Tour de France.

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[...] d’Italia), KAWS (Milan San Remo) and Shepard Fairey (Giro).  The bikes, along with other Armstrong bikes and LiveStrong Nike paraphenalia and items curated by SuperTouch, will be on display at Stages, [...]

[...] bike, along with the other custom designed frames (See Exhibits A, B, C, D, E and F) are on exhibit at Stages09 through mid-August.  They will be auctioned off [...]

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