Look Ma No Brakes 2 is a collaborative project initiated by La Carrera Cycles which brings together the legendary craftsmanship of bicycle manufacturer Yoshiaki Nagasawa and the creative vision of famed Artists and avid cyclists Stash, Futura.,Rcade and Aki.
The Nagasawa Special steel track frame serves as a most unique canvas.
After a year of hard work and preparation, all parties involved are honored to unveil these masterpieces to the world.
The limited production run of 28 track bike frames, 8 per artist expept AKI only 4, make their debut at the launch exhibition of Look Ma No Brakes 2 in Osaka at an undisclosed location. The frames will be available to the public in December of 2017.
Look Ma No Brakes 2. We keep it moving.
Owned and operated by Nadir Olivet, and supported by a network of mechanics, messengers, racers, riders and ruffians, La Carrera cycles has been a constant supporter and advocate of cycling in the international community for the past 24 years.
Japanese master builder Ernesto Yoshiaki Nagawa has been building bicycles for over 50 years, promoting innovation, technology and a passion for craftsmanship and beauty that is unrivaled in the industry.
Stash co- founded the labels NFC (1991) and Project Dragon (1997) with Futura while also running his independent line Subware (1994).
In 1998 he opened Recon Store in NY, which currently also houses his sneaker shop North. Recon has since expanded to locations in San Francisco and Tokyo.
He has held solo and group shows internationally at galleries that include Deitch Projects (NYC), Rocket Gallery (Tokyo), Elms Lester Gallery (London) and Collette (Paris)
As a designer, he has brought a creative touch to projects with a long list of companies including Pepsi, Nike, Gravis and Medicom.
Stashs’ creative output is a collective homage to the spray can movement. and the tools of the trade which he has spent decades using to perfection. Highly regarded for his creativity and foresight , his name is synonymous with the expansion of graffiti art into the modern urban consciousness through fine art, clothing design, and entrepreneurship.
Stash rides (insert bike w/frame geometries, his preferred setup here)
Together with Stash, he co-founded the labels NFC (1991) and Project Dragon (1997) and has since developed his independent lines Futura Laboratoriies, as well as Futura Heavy Industries, a joint project involving mhi, a London based clothing company.
In 1998, Futura joined forces with Stash to open three Recon boutiques in New York, San Francisco, and Tokyo.
He has held solo and group shows internationally and has blessed clients and collobarators such as Calvin Klein, Levis, Niké Mo Wax, Maharishi and Medicom with his strong artistic vision.
His love of cycling and the Tour De France brought him into contact with some of the greatest cyclist since the 70’s.