Cyclus. Two motorcyclists

Vasko Lipovac1994

The Olympic Museum

The Olympic Museum

Brightly coloured sculpture of a man and a woman on a motorcycle participating in a cycling road race.

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  • Title: Cyclus. Two motorcyclists
  • Date Created: 1994
  • Location Created: Croatia
  • Sculptor and painter: Vasko Lipovac
  • Physical Dimensions: w1015 x h1100 x d295 cm (Complete)
  • Collection information: This “Two motorcyclists” sculpture was part of a series of 66 road racers entitled Cyclus (1994-1995) which were presented at the Pavilion of Arts in Zagreb in 1996 and exhibited at The Olympic Museum in the “Le Tour de France, le plus grand stade du monde” exhibition in 2000.
  • Artistic school or movement: At the end of high school in Kotor, he settled down in Zagreb, Croatia, and entered the Academy of Applied Arts in 1950. He took sculpture courses with Kosta Angeli Radovani and graduated in painting with Željko Hegedušic in 1955. He then worked in the studio of Krsto Hegedušic, where he found the opportunity to explore his own artistic world within the contemporary movements of European and world art, which were very extensive and fruitful in the 1950s. In a period of such creative force, Vasko Lipovac created his own world in the rich diversity of geometrical and anthropological humanistic reciprocity, nurturing a structural visual plausibility in sculpture and painting. After 1967, Lipovac worked and lived in Split in Croatia, where he produced numerous works such as cycles of paintings, graphics, watercolours, sculptures and painted sculptures. Lipovac won the art contest organised by the IOC to honour basketball player Drazen Petrovic in 1995.
  • Type: Sculpture
  • Rights: International Olympic Committee, 2003, ©IOC/G.Peter
  • Medium: Sculpture made of wood and polyurethane