Lucca Comics & Games Pays Tribute To The Tour De France

The exhibition “Karl Kopinski: Remporter le Jaune” is dedicated to the great heroes of international cycling, created by one of the most important illustrators in Europe. Hosted at Florence’s Palazzo Strozzi Sacrati, the city from which the Tour celebrated its Grand Départ this year, launching for the first time in Italy, the exhibition features over 30 works and can be visited for free until 21st July.

“Karl Kopinski: Remporter le Jaune” celebrates the british artist’s love and passion for cycling. Kopinski has created in his unique style, a series of portraits of cyclists who have etched their names into the history of the sport: from Gino Bartali to Fausto Coppi, the french riders Anquetil and Poulidor, Marco Pantani, Eddy Merckx, and the recent greats, Mark Cavendish, Bob Jungels, Bradley Wiggins, Tadej Pogačar and many more.

Accompanying the exhibition is a special installation which will occupy Piazza Duomoi. Twelve giant transluscent coloured marbles containing some of Kopinski’s most representative works will be on display in front of the Dome of Florence, one of the most visited attractions in the historic city.

“Karl Kopinski: Remporter le Jaune” is organized by Lucca Comics & Games, the biggest pop culture event in Europe with which Kopinski has been linked for many years. The exhibition is promoted by the Tuscany Region, with the contribution of the European Regional Development Fund for Sustainable Mobility and the Interreg Italy-France Maritime Program.

The exhibition can be visited from Friday 28 June until 21 July and will be open from Monday to Friday from 10.00am to 12.30pm and from 2.00pm to 4.30pm and on Saturdays from 10.00am at 12.30pm.