The Skateroom is partnering with American artist Raymond Pettibon, David Zwirner gallery, and MoMA Design Store to explore the artist’s baseball-themed works to release two limited and numbered editions of 250: No Title (The raised hands…), 2013, and No Title (Boston Brave), 2017. Through these visuals, viewers witness Pettibon’s ability to narrow motion down to a single moment frozen in time.
This new Raymond Pettibon collection is available online and at our pop-up in MoMA Design Store, SoHo, New York starting on May 5th.
Raymond Pettibon’s (b. 1957) influential oeuvre engages a wide spectrum of American iconography variously pulled from literature, art history, philosophy, religion, politics, sports, and alternative youth culture, among other sources. Intermixing image and text, his drawings engage the visual rhetoric of pop and commercial culture while incorporating language from mass media as well as classic texts by writers such as William Blake, Marcel Proust, John Ruskin, and Walt Whitman.
Through this collaboration, The Skateroom will apply its fundraising model to keep supporting social skate projects empowering youth through skateboarding and education around the world, making sure that those most vulnerable are not forgotten. These two editions will specifically help raise $50,000 to finish the construction of Skateistan’s skate school in Bamyan, Afghanistan. It will include a state-of-the-art skatepark, as well as classroom spaces for creative lessons and to give out-of-school children a second chance at an education.
Starting on May 5th, The Skateroom is hosting a pop-up at MoMA Design Store, SoHo through August 15th. Discover limited and numbered edition skateboards that feature reproductions of artwork by MoMA collection artist Raymond Pettibon and learn more about The Skateroom. Next to this new collaboration there will also be other editions available to purchase. Come and say hi if you are in town!
“We explicitly want to praise thanks to MoMA Design Store as our biggest partner over the past five years and for making a global change with us. Today we helped realise 37 social projects and teamed up with over 50 art institutions & retail partners. We feel honored to say we reached this bold figure and are excited about the future.” –
Charles-Antoine Bodson, Founder and CEO of The Skateroom