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Flowers by Andy Warhol

set of 6 skateboard decks
7-ply Canadian Maplewood with screen-print
each deck: 31 h. x 8 inches
mounting hardware included
edition of 500 (screen-printed signature, certificate included)

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OBJECT DESCRIPTION


This set of six skateboard decks comes ready to hang with mounting hardware and is limited to 500 editions. Each edition features a screen-print signature and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.

"The key motif in Warhol’s "Flowers" series derives from a photograph that the artist discovered in a magazine.  On the basis of it, he rearranged and varied the number of flowers, running off numerous screen-prints that differ from each other in color and format. In the present version, however, the flowers and green background were painted by hand.

The subject of flowers illustrates Warhol’s serial principle perhaps more succinctly and yet more poetically than any other.  Thus, in depicting flowers, the natural potential of plants to proliferate is combined with their technical reproducibility as decorative motifs for mass production.

Although the fragile and ephemeral nature of flowers was transferred by Warhol to the realm of monumentality, an air of vulnerability and nostalgia also clings to his Flowers. In fact, his first flower pictures followed on directly from his Disaster series, in which he focused on media images revolving around death. Warhol’s Flowers can, therefore, also be seen in light of flowers as a symbol of fugacity and death.” - Dr Raphaël Bouvier, Curator, Beyeler Foundation

Our partners at The Skateroom, who collaborated with The Andy Warhol Foundation and The Beyeler Foundation to make this edition, donate a significant part of their profit to support social initiatives that make the world a better place.  For each edition sold, $180 will be donated to support Skateistan, a non-profit that uses skateboarding and education for youth empowerment in Afghanistan, Cambodia and South Africa.  This  amount is the equivalent of learning supplies for their Skate and Create programs worldwide for one week (including art supplies and basic skate supplies).

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