Jean-Michel Basquiat: Robot Skateboard Decks
The Skateroom has collaborated with the Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat to create this set of three skateboard decks featuring Basquiat’s work on paper Untitled (1982).
Born in Brooklyn to Puerto Rican and Haitian parents, Basquiat made a name for himself in the early 1980s as part of the street graffiti scene of Manhattan’s Lower East Side, using the tag SAMO (“SAMe Old shit”). His paintings and drawings combine clever wordplay in English, French, and Spanish with an array of signature images scrawled in bright colors.
The decks are intended for decorative purposes, but can be assembled into functioning skateboards. One wall mount per deck is provided to hang the edition on the wall.