Danny Lyon

(Brooklyn, New York, 1942 - )

Funny Sonny packing with Zipco, Milwaukee

1966 (printed later)

Gelatin silver print

8 7/8 x 13 1/8 in. (22.6 x 33.3 cm)

Collection of the Akron Art Museum

Gift of Dr. Stephen Nicholas


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Zipco, a Milwaukee Outlaw, is shown traveling with Funny Sonny, who came from California and was hanging with the Chicago club. Lyon has commented on the relative innocence of the scene in the mid 1960s. “It was not self-conscious, and there were no warring clubs, they just loved their bikes,” he states. “A Hells Angel sitting on the back of a Sportster with an Outlaw—both wearing their colors. There’s no way you’d see that today.”

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