The Skateroom, the social entrepreneurship platform whose main purpose is to help empower youth, The Andy Warhol Foundation and BEYOND THE STREETS have teamed up to create skateboard editions showcasing the iconic pop artist’s Skulls series that he created in 1976.
When Andy Warhol’s series of drag queen portraits, Ladies and Gentlemen, went on display at Palazzo dei Diamanti in northern Italy, the artist stopped in Paris on the way back to the United States and bought a human skull at a flea market. Between 1976 and 1977, Warhol developed the Skulls series that was inspired by this purchase. The Skulls portray the image of a human skull resting on a flat surface.
The multi-colored skulls that are featured on the skate decks in this collaboration were inspired by a black and white photograph taken by one of Warhol’s assistants. These decks are 31 x 8 inches and come in a variety of five distinct versions and colors: white, pink, blue, grey, and peach. These skateboards are not only incredibly well designed, but are also made of seven-ply grade A Canadian maple wood (the best kind of wood for skateboards), and are adorned with the Andy Warhol brand logo.
Head over to The Skateroom’s website to purchase one of these skateboards for $250 USD. They are limited to 100 each and expected to have a mid-2021 delivery date.
Photos via The Skateroom