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Bike bell "don't ring the bell" by David Shrigley

SFr. 32.00

This is a perfectly nice, well designed and produced bell, yet not to be used as David Shrigley asks you. Wait for Jesus to come back, like half of the planet (even though they'd probably ask for Elvis first) and get ready to celebrate His return with this bell. We usually advise, in case of Jesus coming back, to look busy, but this bell will make the difference.

 

A fully functional classic bike bell bringing joy to cyclists and David Shrigley collectors alike. Probably a good idea to ring regardless of Jesus returning, just for safety. 

Red metal with white detailing. 
ø58mm
Artwork: After David Shrigley’s, The Bell, 2007. Don’t Ring the Bell, 2016
Pauline tells you a story:
Back in the 19th century, the bicycle gave women unprecedented mobility, contributing to their emancipation in Western nations. As bicycles became safer and cheaper, more women had access to the personal freedom that bicycles embodied, and so the bicycle came to symbolize the New Woman of the late 19th century, especially in Britain and the United States. The bicycle craze in the 1890s also led to a movement for so-called rational dress, which helped liberate women from corsets and ankle-length skirts and other restrictive garments, substituting the then-shocking bloomers. The bicycle was recognized by 19th-century feminists and suffragists as a "freedom machine" for women. American Susan B. Anthony said in a New York World interview on February 2, 1896: "I think it has done more to emancipate woman than any one thing in the world. I rejoice every time I see a woman ride by on a wheel. It gives her a feeling of self-reliance and independence the moment she takes her seat; and away she goes, the picture of untrammeled womanhood."