About Artist Larry Grossman
Artist Larry Grossman’s professional art career began when he bought an airbrush at age fifteen. He soon began painting and selling wild T-shirts at hot rod shows and events such as “The Teen-Age Fair” in Hollywood, often working for the legendary “King of the Car Kustomizers”, George Barris.
In 1967 Larry moved to Berkeley, where he graduated (majoring in film and photography) from CCAC Art School. An animation short film he single-handedly created as a senior won Grand Prize in several film festivals, and he later returned to CCAC to teach animation. In 1981 the Disney Studios enticed Larry back to L.A. to work as a designer on the studio’s landmark first-computerized film “TRON.” After that, Larry created airbrushed art on a free-lance basis for Disney, Warner Bros., and Dreamworks Studios, and also illustrated album covers for legendary musician Frank Zappa, among others.
In the mid 90’s Larry retired his trusty airbrush after becoming enthralled with the creative potential of the computer while working on the 1982 film “Tron.” Larry soon developed his current unique artistic process, which combines digital airbrushing with his own photography. The resulting images are distinctive, unique and striking, and often reflect Larry’s love for the styles of the 1930-50’s (Art Deco in particular). In addition, he owns a 1932 Ford hot rod and a 1961 Nash Metropolitan Convertible (he does all of his own work), and also collects and wears vintage clothes from those periods as well.
The art Larry creates through his current business, Retrovisions, is currently exhibited at galleries and museums worldwide, including the Petersen Automotive Museum, the Museum of Neon Art, the National Hot Rod Museum, the Gene Autry Western Museum, and many airplane museum gift shops. In addition to self-publishing more than seventy-five posters, Larry has also created art for companies such as In-N-Out Burger and Bob’s Big Boy. He also accepts commissions from customers who want custom-tailored art featuring themselves, their airplanes, cars, or whatever.
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Speed and handling—combined with sleek design—have been the dream of avid motorcyclists since the first bike took to the road some 125 years ago. Photographer Steve Cote takes enthusiasts on a road trip through a year of classic bikes. Classic Motorcycles brings you the groundbreaking models that would be the highlights of any collection.
This 2023 monthly wall calendar features: Large blocks for notes | Superb printing quality | Heavy 100-pound paper | Deluxe 11- by 14-inch size
Motorcycles featured in this edition include:
• 1951 TRIUMPH T100
Triumph produced the first Tiger 100 in 1939, and the bike stayed in production until 1973.
• 1997 MOTO GUZZI CENTAURO
Designed for the 75th anniversary of the Moto Guzzi (MG) factory, the MG Centauro was a limited
production model based on the MG Daytona Sport bike.
• 1978-80 KAWASAKI KZ1000 Z1-R
The Z1-R was a big leap in design for a Japanese bike of the 1970s.
• TRIUMPH T100
1960 Triumph T100 played second fiddle to the 650 Bonneville, but it held its own being a 500.
• 1973 MOTO GUZZI NUOVO FALCONE
Although the Nuovo and the original Falcone shared a 500 cc, four-stroke engine displacement, that’s where the similarity ended.
• HARLEY DAVIDSON WLA
Beginning in 1940, Harley Davidson began producing model WLA for the U.S. Army.
• HENDERSON DELUXE
Henderson Motorcycle Co. manufactured four-cylinder motorcycles from 1912 until 1931.
• 125 GTL 5 VELOCITÀ
MV Agusta is known today for their exotic high-performance motorcycles, but in the 1950s and
1960s, they made a reputation building well-made and reliable small bikes like this 1966 125 GTL 5
• HONDA CB450
The Honda 1968 to 1974 CB450 is popular among custom bike builders.
• BMW R80ST
The R80ST evolved as a more street-friendly version of the R80GS, with 19-inch wheels, instead of
the GS’s 21s.
• VELOTTE VENOM
Manufactured in England, the Velocette Venom was developed to compete with newly
introduced twin-cylinder motorcycles from other British makers.
• DUCATI SUPER SPORT CR
1991-1998 Ducati Super Sport CR used the 904cc air-cooled L-twin two-valve Desmo engine
derived from the Pantah.
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