STAGES special preview of the art and bikes inspired by LIVESTRONG and Lance Armstrong

October 5 - 22, 2009

Special preview of the art and bikes inspired by LIVESTRONG and Lance Armstrong

On October 2, 1996, Lance Armstrong was diagnosed with advanced testicular cancer. After fighting and triumphing over his disease, Lance started the Lance Armstrong Foundation to inspire and empower the more than 28 million people around the world fighting cancer today. To celebrate Lance’s cancer anniversary, Park Avenue Armory and Chairman, Wade F.B. Thompson, hosted a LIVESTRONG Day celebration on October 2, 2009, with a special preview of artwork and bikes inspired by Lance Armstrong and the LIVESTRONG message.  The preview includes a selection of unique artist bikes designed for and ridden by Lance Armstrong during his 2009 return to competitive cycling.  These six Trek bicycles were created by Damien Hirst, Marc Newson, KAWS, Shepard Fairey, Yoshitomo Nara, and Kenny Scharf, and will be on view at Park Avenue Armory through October 22. The bikes will be auctioned by Sotheby’s on November 1, 2009 to raise funds for the Lance Armstrong Foundation.

The selection of artwork on display represents a portion of STAGES, a traveling exhibition that will have its official New York opening hosted by Deitch Projects at the end of October. The final leg of the tour will take place at Art Basel Miami Beach in early December. All work in the exhibition is available for purchase with proceeds directly benefiting the Lance Armstrong Foundation. 

Park Avenue Armory is delighted to host this preview of STAGES.  To learn more about the Lance Armstrong Foundation’s global fight against cancer go to

Preview installation dates/ times:

Monday, 5       10am - 6pm
Tuesday, 6       CLOSED
Wednesday, 7   10am - 6pm
Thursday, 8       10am - 6pm
Friday, 9         10am - 6pm

Monday, 12       10am - 6pm
Tuesday, 13     10am - 6pm
Wednesday, 14   10am - 6pm
Thursday, 15     11am – 9pm
Friday, 16       11am - 7.30pm
Saturday, 17     11am - 7.30pm
Sunday, 18       11am - 6pm

Monday, 19     11am - 7.30pm
Tuesday, 20     11am - 7.30pm
Wednesday, 21   11am - 7.30pm
Thursday, 22     11am - 6pm