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Basquiat Skateboard Deck (Set of 3), "Untitled (Head)"

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This custom skate deck features one of Jean-Michel Basquiat's iconic skull paintings, from his most celebrated year, 1982. The deck is made from 7-ply of 100% North American Maple and bonded with Epoxy Resin, ensuring a smooth and sturdy ride.

Whether you're cruising through the city or hanging on your wall, this deck turns heads and makes you feel connected to the spirit of creativity and self-expression that Basquiat embodied.

Product details:

• Set of 3
• Longer deck life, holds “pop” longer
• Individually pressed to ensure every deck is exactly the same
• Every deck is held in a climate-controlled curing room to ensure no warpage
• Graphics utilize both single-level and raised ink areas
• Contributes towards the National Forest Foundation tree planting program
• Does NOT include wall mount

• Each board measures 8x31.6 in. (20.3x80.3 cm)


About the artwork: 

Jean-Michel Basquiat, Untitled (Head), 1982

Many consider the heads Basquiat painted as some of his most autobiographical work. Deeply rooted in his identity as a Black artist in America, Jean-Michel's use of heads and skulls are evocative of African masks and also allude to his father’s Haitian heritage.

Basquiat's hand-drawn Copyright symbol

The copyright symbol "©" can be found frequently in the works of Jean-Michel Basquiat, whether it be in his notebook texts or larger compositions. This symbol serves as a means for him to assert ownership over words and ideas, as well as a commentary on consumer culture.  By incorporating the symbol into his work, he was making a statement about the importance of recognizing and valuing the contributions of Black artists, who have been historically marginalized. 

© Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat, Licensed by Artestar, New York

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