Theneeds - New York Creatives Take Shantell Martin’s Bicycle for a Spin

by Ryan Salinetti

Mention: "You’ve probably seen Shantell Martin’s distinctive drawings before — on clothes, on walls, on Converse — as befits her “draw on everything” style. And now, thanks to a collaboration with the bicycle company Martone, Martin’s work has taken to the New York City streets anew with nine custom, hand-decorated bicycles, which were then handed off to nine New York–based creatives and cultural influencers, from Guggenheim associate digital marketing director Jia Jia Fei to Wythe Hotel curator Kimia Ferdowsi Kline to skate shop artist Ty Lyons. In conjunction with Artspace, we asked each participant to take us to a place in the city that inspires them — and, once there, asked a few questions about the specifics of their spot and creative life in New York overall. Check out their answers, below — and of course, to see even more of each rider’s two-wheeled journey, follow the #shantellmartincycle tag on Instagram!..."— Anneliese Cooper (@DawnDavenport) with reporting by Kiron Heriot-Darragh; Photo: Kiron Heriot-Darragh.

Shantell Martin, Artist

Featured August 2013