MoMA Exclusive: This Raymond Pettibon Skateboard features a reproduction of Pettibon’s No Title (You have a clear…) (1990), an artwork in MoMA’s collection. The text on the work reads “You have a clear soul, an iron will, strengthen the others, bring them safe to the day of account.” Raymond Pettibon has over 300 works in the Museum’s collection.
Produced in a limited edition of 250, this skateboard is made in Spain from 7-ply maple wood and measures 31h x 8w x 0.5"d. Each board is numbered, includes a printed signature of the artist, and comes with a certificate of authenticity. Add your own wheels (not included) for a cool, functional skateboard or hang on your wall as art (wall mount included).
The Raymond Pettibon Skateboard is made in collaboration with David Zwirner Gallery and The Skateroom. The Skateroom, a certified B Corporation, is a platform for promoting, selling and producing art on skateboards that supports youth-empowering organizations. Through the sales of this skateboard, $50,000 will be donated to the construction of a Skate School in Bamyan, Afghanistan. This project is led by Skateistan, an international NGO that was featured in the 2019 Oscar-winning documentary Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You're a Girl). Founded in 2008 in Kabul, Afghanistan, Skateistan now helps 2,500 students every week across its four Skate Schools in Afghanistan, Cambodia and South Africa. The Skateroom has supported Skateistan’s activities since 2014 with over $490,000 in donations.
Raymond Pettibon’s (b. 1957) influential oeuvre engages a wide spectrum of American iconography variously pulled from literature, art history, philosophy, religion, politics, sports and alternative youth culture, among other sources. Intermixing image and text, his drawings engage the visual rhetoric of pop and commercial culture while incorporating language from mass media as well as classic texts by writers such as William Blake, Marcel Proust, John Ruskin and Walt Whitman. Through his exploration of the visual and critical potential of drawing, Pettibon’s practice harkens back to the traditions of satire and social critique in the work of 18th- and 19th-century artists and caricaturists, such as William Hogarth, Gustave Doré and Honoré Daumier, while reinforcing the importance of the medium within contemporary art and culture today.
© Raymond Pettibon
Courtesy the artist and David Zwirner