🛹 Mount or Skate (trucks, wheels, grip not included)
🛹 Real pro-grade 7-ply maple skateboards
🛹 Unique personalized designs
🛹 Includes wall mounts & screws
Jean-Michel Basquiat was an American artist of Haitian and Puerto Rican descent. Basquiat first achieved fame as part of SAMO, an informal graffiti duo who wrote enigmatic epigrams in the cultural hotbed of the Lower East Side of Manhattan during the late 1970s, where rap, punk, and street art coalesced into early hip-hop music culture.
By the early 1980s, his neo-expressionist paintings were being exhibited in galleries and museums internationally.
Basquiat's art focused on dichotomies such as wealth versus poverty, integration versus segregation, and inner versus outer experience. He appropriated poetry, drawing, and painting, and married text and image, abstraction, figuration, and historical information mixed with contemporary critique. Basquiat used social commentary in his paintings as a tool for introspection and for identifying with his experiences in the black community of his time, as well as attacks on power structures and systems of racism. Basquiat's visual poetics were acutely political and direct in their criticism of colonialism and support for class struggle.
This large skateboard wall art pays homage to and is inspired by his work 'Charles The First' (1982) in a modern and fun way. This set of three is made from three REAL pro-grade skateboards, made from 7 ply Canadian maple.
'Charles The First' embodies multiple words and symbols while delving into Basquiat’s cultural heritage . It also highlights some of the most brilliantly memorable, collectible and desirable pieces Basquiat has ever created . You will notice the continued use of heads and skulls – the qualities that have made his works highly sought after over the years . The range of emotions covered by Charles The First is so memorable , it’s rough and violent , harsh and brutal while being vividly colourful .
Hanging your skateboards is a breeze using the included wall mounts (2 per board) + screws. Don't wanna put holes in the wall? Easy - 3M mounting strips will work as well! Simply screw the mounts to the boards, then place the strips on the part of the mount that touches the wall. (Strips not included.)
Like the design but want to change colours? You can alter the background and foreground colours to suit your interior decorations. Contact me.https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/SkateDeco