Back in 2011, Thames & Hudson released a book called Cyclepedia. It was a comprehensive photographic library of some of the most iconic bicycles ever created. Some of them were ugly, most were beautiful, but all were collected by the discerning eye of one man, Michael Embacher.
Well, he’s just offered the whole damn lot up for auction.
There’s some fine beauties to be had, from René Herse to LOOK, Biomega to Casati, Merckx to Masi. Embacher wasn’t prejudiced when it came to his selection, these bicycles were chosen for their design significance. It wasn’t included in Cyclepedia, but this LOOK KG196 is a personal favourite.
The auction will take place on the 19th of May 2015, at the Viennese auction house, Dorotheum. The catalogue can be purchased for €30, and it’s a pretty investment, as the bikes are arranged by colour, just as Embacher had them displayed in his Viennese attic.
Bids can be placed online, emailed, posted or faxed. For more information, head to the Embacher Collection website. May the highest bidder win a highly desirable addition to their collection. Massive thanks to Gypsy for the hot tip.