Ducati Announces Photograph
and Art Archive
Text and photos courtesy
Ducati Motor S.p.A.
Fueled by the growth of everything motorcycle
related from museum exhibitions, feature films and
TV shows to club racing and collecting, interest in
motorcycle art is growing in giant leaps.
To meet that demand, for the first time ever,
Ducati is opening up its archives of photography and
advertising art, making select limited edition
prints of iconographic images available online at
The exclusive Ducati art and photographic prints,
which are being produced in numbered editions of
750, are being made available thanks to a licensing
agreement between Ducati Motor Spa and ArteHouse,
"These are more than simply pictures of
motorcycles," said Richard Weedn, ArteHouses
co-founder and a self-described Ducati fanatic.
"They tell the story of what started the Ducati
culture. In fact, they also tell the story of how I
started ArteHouse after participating in the return
of the MotoGiro D'Italia.
I was so inspired by the rich history of the
MotoGiro, beautiful Italian graphics and what I saw
being built at the Ducati Museum, I decided to build
a business upon that very foundation.
As a Ducati owner since 1995 and an art publisher
since 1975 I knew I could combine both loves and
share my Ducati passion with the world. My
business partner and I agreed over dinner and
ArteHouse was born."
"ArteHouse is a perfect partner for us," says
Stefania Clapci, Licensing Director for Ducati
Motors. "Richard is not only a Ducatisti and
seasoned art publisher but someone who shares in the
celebration and advocacy of our history."
Weedn adds, "At ArteHouse we make prints the way
Ducati makes bikes, one at a time, with great care
and respect for the history of what has come before
"Ducati art prints are made using a high quality
process called Giclee printing. Archival inks
and archival paper or museum quality canvas is used
as a basis for each print. Even giant murals
and custom sizes are available for your living room,
garage or showroom. We carefully number each
print and pack it for worldwide shipping, framed or
The ArteHouse factory is blocks from the ocean in
Santa Barbara, California, where Richard Weedn and
his team work each day surrounded by two of Weedn's
prized Ducati motorcycles - an ex Milano-Taranto
Mach I and a 1961 twin spark, rigid framed 250 Flat
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