ROW 1: GEORGE CONDO, SHEPARD FAIREY, KEHINDE WILEY, KAWS X KROOKED, KEITH HARING, ANDY WARHOL; ROW 2: MARILYN MINTER, ANDY WARHOL, KENNY SCHARF, DAMIEN HIRST, DAMIEN HIRST, JEFF KOONS; ROW 3: NATE LOWMAN, ANDY WARHOL, KEITH HARING, JULES DE BALINCOURT, JOSE PARLA, GEORGE CONDO
Andy Warhol to Keith Haring, Jeff Koons to Damien Hirst, George Condo to Shepard Fairey – many of the most important contemporary artists have turned the skateboard deck into their sporty canvas. The parameters of its shape create a unique frame, contained within are works of art that often reference some of these artists most important pieces.
For many of contemporary artists whose work started on the street, and who are often skateboarders themselves, it’s a way to stay connected to their roots. For the blue chip artists at the top of the contemporary art world, says collector and art advisor Glori Cohen, “the skateboard provides a unique cool factor at a low price point — and it’s a really fun way to collect art!” Many of her clients buy these skateboard decks for their children’s rooms. Created in limited editions, it’s real art their kids can relate to, that’s still collectible too.Check out a few of our favorites below:
Camouflage Skate Decks, 2007
Set of 4, Edition of 100, $8000
Made in conjunction with The Andy Warhol Foundation. Stamped signature, numbered on top of deck. Lithograph on seven-ply Canadian maple wood.
Left, Shoes by Alien Workshop Mikey Taylor, 2010, $350
Limited edition Andy Warhol printed signature & trademark from The Andy Warhol Foundation foundation. Silkscreen on maple wood. 31 x 8.0 in. (20.5 x 79 cm)
Right, Alien Workshop Andy Warhol Elvis skateboard deck, 2012, $350
Limited edition issued by the Andy Warhol Foundation and Alien Workshop. Silkscreen on a maplewood.
Damien Hirst for Supreme Spin Skateboards, 2009
Set of 3, Edition of 500, $11,000
Screen print on Polychromed Wood. Each signed “D Hirst” and stamped “Supreme”.
Spot Skate Decks, 2009
Set of 5, Edition of 500, $11,500
Stamped with signature stamp verso. Screen print on wood.
Monkey Train Skateboard Decks, 2006
Set of 3, $8500
Limited edition silkscreen on wood. Printed with signature and inscription “Monkey Train/JK” on base of deck.
Alios Itzhak & Mahmud Abu Razak Skate Deck, 2012
Set of 2, $400
Limited edition made for the Jewish Museum in New York. Canadian hard rock maple wood.
Bullet Holes Skate Decks, 2007
Set of 2, Edition of 500, $5500; single pink, $2500
Screen print on seven-ply Canadian maple.
Supreme x George Condo, 2010
Set of 3, $9000; Superman (middle) signed, as single, $5000
Limited edition screen print. Printed signature on reverse.
Left: Colette Alien Workshop x Keith Haring TV Face MD, $250
Right: Boom Box Skateboard Deck, 2012, $250
Juice Design Skate Deck, 2009
Edition of 200, $750
Screen print on wood. Plate signed and inscribed on reverse.
Krooked x KAWS, 2005, $1500
Bendy Skateboard Deck Gonz Supreme. Collaboration between Mark Gonzales’ Krooked Skateboarding and graffiti artist Kaws.
Marilyn Minter for Supreme, 2008
Edition of 500, $900
Screen print Polychromed Wood. Stamped on back of deck.
JULES DE BALINCOURT
Neil Young for Girl Pro Skateboards, $250
Screen print on wood skate deck.
Andre 3 Face, Obey 25 Years
Edition of 100, $180
Screen print on wood skate deck. Plate signed on the back.
Kenny Scharf x The Hundreds 2015, $150
Screen print on wood skate deck.