Skateart: From the Object to the Artwork - Hardcover
The 2000s proved a turning point for the skateboard and its relationship to art. Previously restricted to practical use, the skate deck left the pavement to appear on the walls of galleries and auction houses. Such was the advent of an entirely new contemporary art movement, laconically baptized Skate Art. From silk-screening to Posca markers, from repurposing and twisted shapes to upcycling broken boards, SkateArt is an anthology of specialized and eclectic decks made by artists from all over the world. Artists include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Shepard Fairey, Ai Weiwei, ROA, Diana Xavier, and dozens more. Over 100 selections from the author's archive of 3000 designs. An informative resource and a playful homage to the art form Text in English and French.