Motor Marc Lacourciere unveiled today his tribute to the Sturgis® Motorcycle Rally™, the “World’s Greatest Motorcycle Rally,” celebrating its 75th anniversary in Sturgis, South Dakota from August 3rd-9th.
Motor Marc, an exceptionally gifted premiere artist internationally known for his extraordinary works of art including classic automobiles and motorcycles, rock legends, pirate and fantasy art, has captured the history, heart and soul of the Sturgis Rally in one commemorative epic painting. “This painting is my tribute to the world’s greatest Motorcycle rally and its Legends,” says Marc who has been on a six year mission to complete the 45” tall and 12’ wide piece.
The Sturgis Rally it honors began in 1938 as the Black Hills Classic with a race of nine participants and a small audience. It now hosts as many as six-hundred thousand participants from all 50 states as well as from Canada and dozens of other countries including Japan, Australia, Germany and England.
Motor Marc’s painting will be enlarged to 12.5’ by 31’ to be displayed on the side of the Sturgis Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum. There will be a ceremonial traditional Pow Wow dance and blessing on July 22 at 3:00 pm at the museum performed by the Native American group The Buffalo Dreamers led by Troy Fairbanks Jumping Buffalo, the sixth generation grandson to Chief Sitting Bull.
“We’re very excited to have the Legend Rider fine art mural done by artist Motor Marc displayed outside on the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame for the Sturgis 75th Anniversary,” says Executive Director Christine Paige Diers. “The piece does such a great job of honoring the area where we live and work as well as honoring the rally that has been a mainstay of this community for 75 years. We’re so honored to display it, and we will look forward to having folks from all over the world see it.”
From July 24th, canvas prints will be available for viewing and purchase at the Sturgis Museum. Motor Marc will attend meet and greet events at the blessing in Sturgis as well as in Black Hills Harley Davidson in Rapid City from July 25th through August 8th.
A limited number of collectible fine art prints, in two sizes, 19.5” x 49.75” and 23.75” x 60” sizes are available. For more information visit: Motormarcart.com.
Marc explains the Sturgis painting in his own words: