Andy Warhol, ‘Electric Chair Blue’, The Skateroom
Andy Warhol, ‘Electric Chair Blue’, The Skateroom
Andy Warhol, ‘Electric Chair Blue’, The Skateroom

Through his work Andy Warhol redefined the way we see the world by making the ordinary extraordinary.
He firmly believed that to really change things you have to do it yourself, a core value we share here at The Skateroom.
The sales of the Andy Warhol collection has enabled the funding of Skateistan’s operational costs for its new Skate Park in Johannesburg.
It seemed obvious for us to try and perpetuate Andy Warhol’s vision through our production. That’s why we recently collaborated with the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts to produce a series of Andy’s most iconic works.

Manufacturer: The Skateroom

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