This limited edition Canvas Print, designed by Thinus Mathee, comes with a numbered and signed certificate of authenticity. Ready to hang, this image is printed onto a 450gsm white finish, 100% cotton canvas and stretched over 1.5” deep wood stretcher bars (3/4” for XS). Each print comes with wall hanging hardware.
On a visit to Italy in 2016, I noticed the integral strand of the bicycle in the social fabric weave of normal Italian. Some were fashionable by brand, some by wear, but from what I could gather, the bicycle was a normal choice of transport. It was not a phenomenon that needed to be accommodated in the public transport system, such as in my own country. It seemed like it was the system. As I walked through parts of Rome, Cremona and to a lesser extent, Milan, I found them locked up in the streets, waiting patiently to take the rider to where they wanted to go. Maybe, the bicycle’s important thread in the fabric of society was accentuated by my viewing of the 1948 film “Ladri di Biciclette” (Bicycle thieves).
Sasolburg, South Africa