The motorcycle culture themedÂ â€œCeleritasâ€Â show (previewed) and silent auction held last weekend atÂ SURU in Los AngelesÂ was a huge success, raising $66,000 forÂ Riders for Health, a non-profit that funds the transportation of medical personnel to remote communities in Africa.
The centerpiece of the show was a 2009 Suzuki Hayabusa customized by Barry McGee coupled with a mannequin draped in styling Darren Romanelli fashioned motorcycle leathers. Accompanying this were a series of custom helmets from Alex Pardee, Audrey Kawasaki (interviewed), Estevan Oriol, Futura, James Jean (interviewed), Joe Hahn, Jim Lee, Jesse James, Jeff McMillan, Mark Dean Veca (interviewed), Mike Shinoda, Nathan Cabrera, Stash, Troy Lee and Usugrow.
We hope that the new owners of these pieces are planning to keep these purely for display purposes as they are much too beautiful to actually be used. Maybe a production series of artist-inspired helmets is in order? All the photos from the exhibition after the jump.
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