Legends [originals]

The Legends originals are a series of mixed media artworks which map the journey of British cyclist Harry Binns, and his pathway from keen young observer, to one of road cycling's persona non grata. Through these windows into the celebrated heros of Tour de France past and present, the lucid spectre of Binns underlies the vibrant, colourful exploits of the great and good.

Each artwork features wrap-around collage components, including symbolic cut-outs, and occasional cartoon episodes - these courtesy of Ruby Lustre - a regular cartoon strip from Cycling Weekly.

Each Legend canvas features a central, multi-stencil rendition of those who challenged the greatest race in the world, in chronological order:

Fausto Coppi, Brian Robinson, Harry Binns, Jacques Anquetil, Tom Simpson, Barry Hoban, Eddy Merckx, Mark Cavendish, Bradley Wiggins.

Also available - Legends [Stencil series] - a limited edition stencil series.

Legends [originals]
50 x 40cm x 3.5cm
Pigment print, collage, acrylic, spray paint, Krink marker on canvas.

For buying enquiries - shop@james-straffon.co.uk

Fausto Coppi SOLD

Brian Robinson SOLD

Harry Binns SOLD

Jacques Anquetil

Barry Hoban SOLD

Tom Simpson

Eddy Merckx

Mark Cavendish

Bradley Wiggins
All artwork, text and images © James Straffon 2024.