Chris Ofili, ‘'Skateboard', Signed Edition of 100, New Museum NYC’, 2014, VINCE fine arts/ephemera
Chris Ofili, ‘'Skateboard', Signed Edition of 100, New Museum NYC’, 2014, VINCE fine arts/ephemera
Chris Ofili, ‘'Skateboard', Signed Edition of 100, New Museum NYC’, 2014, VINCE fine arts/ephemera
Chris Ofili, ‘'Skateboard', Signed Edition of 100, New Museum NYC’, 2014, VINCE fine arts/ephemera
Chris Ofili, ‘'Skateboard', Signed Edition of 100, New Museum NYC’, 2014, VINCE fine arts/ephemera
Chris Ofili, ‘'Skateboard', Signed Edition of 100, New Museum NYC’, 2014, VINCE fine arts/ephemera
Chris Ofili, ‘'Skateboard', Signed Edition of 100, New Museum NYC’, 2014, VINCE fine arts/ephemera
Chris Ofili, ‘'Skateboard', Signed Edition of 100, New Museum NYC’, 2014, VINCE fine arts/ephemera
Chris Ofili, ‘'Skateboard', Signed Edition of 100, New Museum NYC’, 2014, VINCE fine arts/ephemera

Skateboard Medium: Canadian Hardrock Maple wood, laser cut, gold automotive paint, silkscreened graphic.
Size: 8.5 x 32 in.
Edition of 100 + 20 APs,
Signed and numbered

This unique, laser-cut deck - which took three months of research and development to realize - draws on imagery from Ofili's Pimpin' ain't easy (1997) and Afro Waves (2002-03), is adorned with gold automotive paint, and features a heat-transferred silkscreened graphic. As both a decorative and functional object, it can be hung on your wall or ridden out on the streets.

Signature: Signed & Numbered

Manufacturer: New Museum, NY

About Chris Ofili

Turner Prize-winning Young British Artist (YBA) Chris Ofili draws inspiration from an eclectic array of popular, artistic, and religious sources, from the Bible and William Blake to blaxploitation films, hip hop, and his Nigerian heritage. His large-scale paintings—combining rippling dots of paint, drifts of glitter, collaged images, and most famously, elephant dung—work together in the service of a complex narrative about African culture, black stereotypes, history, and exoticism. His well-known and highly controversial work The Holy Virgin Mary (1996) comprised oil paint, glitter, polyester resin, and paper collage and depicted a black Madonna surrounded by images of female genitalia extracted from pornographic magazines, and lumps of dung. In 1999, New York City mayor Rudolph Giuliani had the work removed from the "Sensation" exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum of Art. Ofili's later work adopts simpler, more pared-down forms with similar themes.

British, b. 1968, Manchester, United Kingdom, based in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad