The inaugural Edward HOPPER skateboard collection features three open editions featuring City Roofs, Early Sunday Morning and Manhattan Bridge – showing the Big Apple from the perspective of America’s legendary realist artist.
THE SKATEROOM takes New York
New York City has always had a place at the heart of THE SKATEROOM’s mission. It’s where you’ll find some of the planet’s most legendary galleries, it is a graceland for skateboarding and, of course, has been home to some of the world’s greatest modern and contemporary artists. One such artist: Edward Hopper, perhaps the definitive painter of early twentieth-century America.
The HOPPER Collection is very much the pinnacle of a life-long love affair with New York City for THE SKATEROOM. A love affair which has seen collaborations with the likes of MoMA, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Hauser & Wirth, David Zwirner, The Easton Foundation (Louise Bourgeois); as well as ongoing skateboard art collections with iconic artists (and estates) like Jeff Koons, Cindy Sherman, Raymond Pettibon, Jenny Holzer, Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring.
Now, three iconic Hopper meditations on New York City crown that journey – City Roofs, Manhattan Bridge and Early Sunday Morning – created with the Whitney Museum Shop and licensed with Artist Rights Society (ARS).
Cuba Skate and the Plastic Skatepark Project
As with every collaboration, THE SKATEROOM commits 10% of revenue to support a social skateboarding project around the world. In the case of Edward Hopper, that project is Cuba Skate, an incredible organization which empowers young communities in Cuba through the power of skateboarding.
By buying an Edward Hopper edition, you are directly sponsoring Cuba Skate’s plastic skatepark project, which uses recycled materials to build state-of-the-art skateable obstacles, to be used in sessions for kids in the country, in lieu of a permanent skatepark space, which has proved incredibly difficult to secure in Cuba.
The world’s first recycled plastic skatepark
Sharing a strong sense of self-sustainability, Cuba Skate has supported locals in revamping abandoned warehouses into DIY skateable spaces, repurposing their donated skateboards, beach cleaning initiatives, and is now on a mission to build the world’s first recycled plastic skatepark.