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headlight Magazine of the BMW Motorcycle Owners of America


MANAGING EDITOR Bill Wiegand


bill@bmwmoa.org ASSOCIATE EDITORS


Ron Davis • Wes Fleming • Joe Tatulli


ART DIRECTOR Karin Halker


karin@bmwmoa.org CONTRIBUTING WRITERS


David Cwi • Marven Ewen • Deb Gasque Chris “Teach” McNeil • Lee Parks Matthew Parkhouse • Jack Riepe


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Interpretation of Art By Bill Wiegand #180584


WOW! WHAT JUST HAPPENED? If you’re not a Facebook user, delight in knowing you’ve dodged a


hailstorm that consumed much of the MOA’s Facebook page following the delivery of the May issue of BMW Owners News. Last month’s cover showed a woman sitting on a custom BMW R 100


built by Wunderlich; it will be raffled off by the MOA Foundation at our rally in Hamburg this July. I created the photograph. I chose to use the photograph.


I received many emails. Some mentioned the woman was not wearing appropriate gear.


The image was polarizing, in that some were appalled that Owners News would use such a sexist image, while others wrote to say they loved it and thought it was one of the best they’d seen on Owners News. More than a year ago, when we made a significant change in the way we use images in


Owners News, the visual presentation of stories and individual images became more signifi- cant. We moved to covers intended to stand alone without necessarily being tied to a story or cluttered with type. We wanted our covers to simply be art and reflect the common bond that brings all of us to this wonderful organization and to share our passion of BMW motorcycles. Sometimes, art has no intended purpose. Other times, it’s created to teach, entertain,


amuse, challenge, distract or stimulate thought. The image on our May cover was created to introduce the bike to be given away by the MOA Foundation. Regardless of its intended purpose, it provoked a storm of dialog by our members. Two


Facebook posts representing the the polarity of opinions included: “While commercial art is a form of art and there are many amazing things about it, this


image of a woman in heels and leopard skin tights is about women as sex objects rather than women as serious riders.” Another stated, “It’s a free world in which we can either choose to interpret what we wish


from a visual artistic photo or we can be told how to interpret it. I choose to not be told. I choose to interpret it with my own open free mind and I wish that others had the freedom to do the same – otherwise we are constantly moving towards an artistically neutered society.” My intent in creating the image wasn’t to portray women as sex objects or diminish


anyone’s accomplishments as a rider. Regardless, it struck a nerve in some of our members and stimulated a discussion, making us all step back for a moment to realize who we are and why we are here. Jack Riepe eloquently and succinctly stated, “No association can be all things to all people.


Groups that attempt this impossible agenda implode with indecision, drown in amended by-laws, and choke with compromise. This is not a license to navigate around issues at are important to large segments of members, but it is a warning about letting the tail wag the dog.” The goal of Owners News will always be to represent the members of the BMW Motorcycle


Owners of America, a place where we share our stories of adventure, learn from one another and laugh together. It’s the campfire that brings us together. We’ve got a big family and like most families, may not always share the same opinions,


but we work together to make sure that our differences make us stronger instead of pulling us apart. Let’s ride!


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BMW OWNERS NEWS June 2016


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