American Tricons: Harley, Hendrix and O’Keeffe

November 22, 2018
Harley-Davidson motorcycles lineup, Jimi Hendrix plays Woodstock and Georgia O’Keeffe stands in front of one of her skull paintings.

Harley-Davidson motorcycles lineup, Jimi Hendrix plays Woodstock and Georgia O’Keeffe stands in front of one of her skull paintings.

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American Tricons: Harley, Hendrix and O’Keeffe

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November 22, 2018

Three American Icons that embody our nation’s counterculture. First: it’s not the fastest or fanciest bike out there, but Harley-Davidson has become synonymous with the motorcycle for many Americans. Then, why Georgia O’Keeffe fled the East Coast for New Mexico, where she found her muse in sun-bleached bones that littered the desert. And finally, how Jimi Hendrix captured the sound of bombs falling overseas and screaming protestors, using only a whammy bar and a fuzz pedal.

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