Minneapolis Institute of Arts approached Minneapolis-based bike company Handsome Cycles to create three custom bicycles inspired by masterpieces of their collection.

The result is three stunning, fully functional bicycles that challenge what a bike can be and that bring the works of art into a modern context.

Hans Ledwinka, Tatra T-87 Four-Door Sedan, 1948 (designed 1936)

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#2: Claude Monet’s Grainstack, Sun in the Mist (1891)

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#3: 1969 Frank Stella, Tahkt-i-Sulayman, Variation II

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