Steven Tyler Special Uhl Guest at NY IMS
Friday, December 13, 2013
Artist David Uhl (above) will unveil 'The Reckoning,' a six-foot-tall painting of Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler riding a motorcycle through a crowd of paparazzi, Saturday at the NY IMS. Tyler will be Uhl's special guest at the unveiling and will be on hand to help promote Dirico Motorcycles, a company he helped found.
Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler will be a special guest at this weekend’s New York International Motorcycle Show (IMS), his presence two-fold. On Saturday, artist David Uhl
will unveil “The Reckoning,” a six-foot-tall oil painting of rocker Tyler on a motorcycle riding through a crowd of paparazzi. It is the largest painting Uhl has done to date, which only seems appropriate considering the larger-than-life personality it portrays. Uhl and Tyler recently teamed up to help promote arts and education programs in public schools. Limited edition fine art prints signed by Uhl and Tyler will soon be on sale to the public with profits going to DonorsChoose.org, an online charity that takes requests from teachers in high-need communities and matches them with donors. Tyler has been the subject of other Uhl paintings, as have Tyler’s children Chelsea, Mia and Taj.
Tyler is also a partner in Dirico Motorcycles
, a boutique motorcycle manufacturer out of the Northeast. The company has created a special “Black Hawk Down” custom Dirico which it will be unveiling at the New York IMS. The motorcycle was designed with the help of Ret. U.S. Army LTC Danny R. McKnight, one of the veterans who survived the incident in Somalia. The “Black Hawk Down” motorcycle is slated to be sold at a Barrett Jackson Auction with proceeds going to the Veteran’s Count and Easter Seals Foundations.
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