Danny Lyon

(Brooklyn, New York, 1942 - )

Benny, Grand and Division, Chicago

1966 (printed later)

Gelatin silver print

13 1/8 x 9 in. (33.3 x 22.9 cm)

Collection of the Akron Art Museum

Gift of Dr. Stephen Nicholas


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Lyon wrote in his introduction of the 1968 edition of 'The Bikeriders', “If 'The Wild Ones' were filmed today, Marlon Brando and the Black Rebel Motorcycle Club would all have to wear helmets. I used to be afraid that when Angels became movie stars and Cal the hero of a book, the bikerider would perish on the coffee tables of America. But now I think that this attention doesn’t have the strength of the reality of the people it aspires to know, and that as long as Harley-Davidsons are manufactured other bikeriders will appear, riding unknown and beautiful through Chicago, into the streets of Cicero.”

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