New York-based Artist Mickalene Thomas has collaborated with Ducati and RxART to create a one-of-a-kind Ducati Next-Gen Scrambler Motorcycle to be auctioned for charity.
Ducati North America and men’s skincare brand ATWATER commissioned artist Mickalene Thomas to create a customized version of the Next-Gen Scrambler Icon. The hand-painted unique motorcycle will be sold at auction on May 23 through Heritage Auctions, with proceeds benefiting the RxART children’s charity.
Mickalene Thomas, a widely recognized artist, is known for exploring race, femininity, and beauty through her art. With her exceptional skills and unique aesthetic, she is a perfect collaborator for transforming a Ducati Scrambler into a work of art. Thomas’ expertise in material and image creation offers new possibilities for color, style, and concepts to the Scrambler motorcycle.
Thomas received her BFA from the Pratt Institute in 2000 and her MFA from Yale University School of Art in 2002. She’s been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions worldwide, and her work can currently be found in prestigious US and European collections.
Earlier this year, Ducati started a partnership with ATWATER in which a limited-edition custom soap bar was produced and sold, with the proceeds given to RxART. Commissioning artist Mickalene Thomas is the next phase of the continuing partnership.
The money earned from the auction will be used to fund RxART’s installation at the newly opened SUNY Upstate: Nappi Wellness Institute in Syracuse, New York. RxART aims to incorporate modern art into children’s hospitals to help create positive and exciting healing environments.
The custom Ducati Scrambler auction is live, and interested parties can bid online. The auction winner will also receive a custom helmet in their size, also designed by Thomas.
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