Artist Creates 10 Awesome Skateboard Decks To Help Deprived Kids Learn To Skate

Ever wanted to own a piece of art, or just wanted an excuse to hang a couple of fancy skateboard decks on your wall? Well now you can own both and do it for a good cause. Los Angeles based contemporary artist Paul McCarthy has released a collaboration with non-profitable organisation The Skateroom to create a series of skateboard decks for a charitable project.

Using designs from McCarthy’s Propo series, the ten exclusively designed decks will feature bizarre images of stuffed animals in masks, dolls and bottles, all collected from the artist’s previous performances and photographed against bright pastel backdrops. If bought in it’s entirety, a rare eleventh deck will be designed for the buyer.

After the performances, these objects were either left behind or they were collected and stored in suitcases and trunks to be used in future performances,” said McCarthy when speaking to MoMA, adding, “In 1991, I opened the suitcases and trunks and photographed each item. The group of photographs in their entirety was titled PROPO.”

All proceeds from purchases will go towards NGO Skateistan, to help build the first skate school in Johannesburg, South Africa for underprivileged children. Sounds pretty sweet right? Each design runs at $350 USD in only 250 runs each, the first 35 of each purchased will be part of a signed collectors set, presented in a custom-built flight case with wheels, grip tape, trucks and bolts. What have you done today to make someone smile?

The decks are available to purchase from Moma and Colette.

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