In collaboration with the MoMA Design Store in SoHo, New York, The Skateroom will release its first collection with late artist James Rosenquist. The decks are printed with Rosenquist’s monumental work F-111, a series of panels that he created to protest against America’s development of military weapons in the early 1960s.
A contemporary of artists such as Andy Warhol, Rosenquist was a pioneer of the pop art movement, drawing from his background as a professional sign painter. His work comments on the influence of advertising and consumerism on society.
The four boards in the collection are called F-111 Triptych A (Girl), F-111 Solo A (Tire), F-111 Solo B (Air Force) and F-111 Triptych B (Atom). The collaboration also celebrates the seventh anniversary of The Skateroom’s inception, which was formed to support social skate projects and educational initiatives for at-risk youth and has already funded 37 projects around the world, including the ongoing building of a skatepark in Janwar, India.
Proceeds from these board editions will contribute to The Skateroom’s $100,000 USD pledge to skate projects in Cambodia, South Africa and Afghanistan.
The boards are available on The Skateroom online, as well as on the MoMA’s online store and at the MoMA Design Store in Soho, New York.
In other art news, a painting by Charles White is being shown at David Zwirner’s “Exceptional Works.”
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