Set of 3 skateboard decks. Open edition. This is a collaboration with the estate of the late American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, carrying some of the artist’s iconic paintings from the early eighties.
The Skateroom works together with some of the world’s most renowned contemporary artists to produce limited edition artworks on skateboards.
Up to 20% of the proceeds are donated to social projects handpicked by artists or directly to different organizations, such as the award winning NGO Skateistan, that use skateboarding as a tool for social change and the empowerment of youth.
Jean-Michel Basquiat is one of the world’s best known and most loved artists, a collective phenomenon on a par with his mentor and friend Andy Warhol. Books have been written about him and films have been made about him, his posters are everywhere; the image of this star-crossed prodigy is an icon of contemporary culture in the same way as Jimi Hendrix or James Dean. But Basquiat was first and foremost a great artist, a creator of compelling paintings bursting with historical, social, artistic and shamanic references. Gifted with formal intelligence and innate talent, Basquiat combined raw power and compositional strength, expressing himself in a style somewhere between unstudied grit and childlike playfulness. A product of the vibrant New York art scene of the late ‘70s and early ‘80s, in his short life Basquiat represented the ancestral spirit of the African-American people and rose to the highest levels of artistic experimentation of his time.