Andy Warhol, ‘Flowers’, The Skateroom
Andy Warhol, ‘Flowers’, The Skateroom
Andy Warhol, ‘Flowers’, The Skateroom

” I always notice flowers.”
Andy Warhol
For this new collaboration, The Skateroom is honored to team up w/ The Andy Warhol Foundation and The Beyeler Foundation for this beautiful edition of Flowers from their permanent collection, and hope this will help to promote Andy Warhol’s art and perpetuate his legacy.
In respect with the economic model defended by The Skateroom, more than 25% of the profit of this edition will be used to support our long-term partner Skateistan that uses skateboarding and education for youth empowerment in Afghanistan, Cambodia and South Africa.
For each edition sold, $180 will be donated to support Skateistan’s Skate & Create program. This amount is the equivalent of learning supplies for Skate and Create programs worldwide for a week (including art supplies and basic skate supplies).

Series: Set of 6 skateboard decks Each deck: 31in x 8in Limited Edition

Signature: Limited edition of 500 provided with a certificate

Manufacturer: The Skateroom

“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 screenprints 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

About Andy Warhol

Obsessed with celebrity, consumer culture, and mechanical (re)production, Pop artist Andy Warhol created some of the most iconic images of the 20th century. As famous for his quips as for his art—he variously mused that “art is what you can get away with” and “everyone will be famous for 15 minutes”—Warhol drew widely from popular culture and everyday subject matter, creating works like his 32 Campbell's Soup Cans (1962), Brillo pad box sculptures, and portraits of Marilyn Monroe, using the medium of silk-screen printmaking to achieve his characteristic hard edges and flat areas of color. Known for his cultivation of celebrity, Factory studio (a radical social and creative melting pot), and avant-garde films like Chelsea Girls (1966), Warhol was also a mentor to artists like Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat. His Pop sensibility is now standard practice, taken up by major contemporary artists Richard Prince, Takashi Murakami, and Jeff Koons, among countless others.

American, 1928-1987, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, based in New York, New York