Jeff Koons, ‘Original, Unique, Hand Signed Drawing on Limited Edition Blue Monkey (Skate Deck)’, 2006, Alpha 137 Gallery
Jeff Koons, ‘Original, Unique, Hand Signed Drawing on Limited Edition Blue Monkey (Skate Deck)’, 2006, Alpha 137 Gallery
Jeff Koons, ‘Original, Unique, Hand Signed Drawing on Limited Edition Blue Monkey (Skate Deck)’, 2006, Alpha 137 Gallery
Jeff Koons, ‘Original, Unique, Hand Signed Drawing on Limited Edition Blue Monkey (Skate Deck)’, 2006, Alpha 137 Gallery
Jeff Koons, ‘Original, Unique, Hand Signed Drawing on Limited Edition Blue Monkey (Skate Deck)’, 2006, Alpha 137 Gallery

One-of-a-kind piece that makes a distinctive and memorable gift! What makes this deck unique is that the unique flower drawing on the recto (front) was done in black marker and hand signed and dated by the artist at a special talk he gave on April 20, 2016 at the Flag Art Foundation in New York City. Below is the link to the event where the work was created:

http://flagartfoundation.org/event/artist-talk-jeff-koons-and-glenn-fuhrman/

It also includes the artist's signature stamped on the verso (back). Koons did the drawing on the limited edition vintage Blue Monkey Train skateboard, which even without a unique drawing, is an uncommon and desirable collectible, selling for several thousand dollars. Details on the skatedeck:

Silkscreen on skateboard; long sold out (2006)
31.50 x 7.87 in
80.0 x 20.0 cm
Numbered from the edition of 500.

An Art Edition on four wheels. Monkey Train is a skateboard personally designed by Jeff Koons. The Monkey Train series comprises three different skateboards in the colors blue, yellow and orange.

Excellent condition; accompanied by mounting hinges. This will look amazing when hung!

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Series: Monkey Train

Signature: Drawing done in black marker, and and hand signed and dated by the artist on the recto (front.) This work comes with the artist's signature stamped on verso, and is also uniquely numbered from the limited edition of 500.

Manufacturer: Jeff Koons and Supreme, Inc.

About Jeff Koons

Jeff Koons plays with ideas of taste, pleasure, celebrity, and commerce. “I believe in advertisement and media completely,” he says. “My art and my personal life are based in it.” Working with seductive commercial materials (such as the high chromium stainless steel of his “Balloon Dog” sculptures or his vinyl “Inflatables”), shifts of scale, and an elaborate studio system involving many technicians, Koons turns banal objects into high art icons. His paintings and sculptures borrow widely from art-historical techniques and styles; although often seen as ironic or tongue-in-cheek, Koons insists his practice is earnest and optimistic. “I’ve always loved Surrealism and Dada and Pop, so I just follow my interests and focus on them,” he says. “When you do that, things become very metaphysical.” The “Banality” series that brought him fame in the 1980s included pseudo-Baroque sculptures of subjects like Michael Jackson with his pet ape, while his monumental topiaries, like the floral Puppy (1992), reference 17th-century French garden design.

American, b. 1955, York, Pennsylvania, based in New York, New York