‘Easy Riders’ On Display in Massey Gallery Exhibition


BENTONVILLE, ARK.- See the real “easy riders” this fall at the Massey, Crystal Bridges‘ temporary gallery in downtown Bentonville. Danny Lyon: Bikeriders, on display through October 31, presents photographs and excerpts from Danny Lyon’s 1968 book The Bikeriders, a seminal work of modern photojournalism based on Lyon’s four years on the road with the Chicago Outlaws. Riding a 650-cc Triumph motorcycle and armed with Nikon and Rolleiflex cameras and a seven-pound portable tape recorder, Lyon documented dirt track racing and motorcycle gang life with photographs and stories that are as raw and compelling today as they were when The Bikeriders was published decades ago. Danny Lyon: Bikeriders, organized by art2art Circulating Exhibitions, features 61 black and white photographs of leather-clad bikers racing, riding and relaxing in cafes, bars and hotel rooms across the United States, accompanied by excerpts from Lyon’s inter