Andy Warhol, ‘Set of 3 Limited Edition Disaster Series Skate boards decks  - New with hanging hinges ’, 2015, Alpha 137 Gallery

Made in France. Published by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Limited Edition of 5000. Hanging Wall mounts included.
Andy Warhol: Set of Three Skateboards (Car Crash from Death & Disaster Series)
Warhol spoke of replicating images to empty them of their meanings. His Death and Disaster series—began with his famed portraits of Marilyn Monroe—attempts the same trick with macabre yet everyday images like electric chairs, funerals and car crashes. Commenting on the fragility of life, Warhol said, "Isn't life a series of images that change as they repeat themselves?" Here, his work Disaster #2 has been interpreted as a skateboard deck triptych in a limited edition of 5000. Hanging wall mounts included.

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Signature: Plate signed with Warhol Foundation copyright

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