Tree, Place Vendôme 2014


Tree, Place Vendôme 2014
Edition of 100
Produced and numbered by The Skateroom in 2021
Hand Signed Certificate of Authenticity by Paul McCarthy

Skateboard deck measures approx. 31x8in (80x20cm)

Made of 7 ply Grade A Canadian Maple wood
Top-print includes printed signature of the artist
1 wall mount included per deck
Impact summary
Skateistan South Africa
Johannesburg, ZA
Highsnobiety - Not in Paris

Available in PRE-ORDER (delivered by August 30)

With this third collaboration with Paul McCarthy, we are launching an exclusive triptych edition depicting the American artist’s infamous and controversial work, Tree, Place Vendôme 2014. After Parisians dubbed it unacceptable in 2014, saying it resembled an enormous green butt plug and leaving it a deflated mess, Tree[…] makes a triumphant return in these editions. The limited edition skateboards “underline a kind of duality between a backward-looking vision of art and its modern form. The crowd, reporters and onlookers, placed anecdotally at the very bottom, are overwhelmed by the work.” 

Continuing our successful collaboration with Paul McCarthy, this triptych skateboard edition will raise support for the work of award-winning skate & education organisation Skateistan South Africa. 

Not In Paris is a digital exhibition meant to connect audiences directly with brands, artists and creatives as fashion weeks get canceled.

Buying Guide

“Printed Signature on the deck” refers to the printed signature of the artist included on the top-print. Most decks feature this printed signature, though some specified editions can also feature a hand signed artist signature.

Art for Social Impact is at the core of who we are and what we stand for. We donate up to 25% of profits to support social projects. The percentage donated depends on several factors such as the edition, the price, the retailer’s margin, the royalties paid to the artists and foundations. Since the start of The Skateroom in 2014, we’ve donated more than $1,000,000 to support social projects empowering at-risk youth around the world.

In 2019, we became a Certified B Corporation. The Skateroom is also CO2 neutral, chooses to source its skateboard wood from certified sustainable forests, and uses water-based ink for its prints.

These editions of artwork are intended for decorative purposes. While you could definitely skate on them if you wanted to, we provide you with one wall mount per deck to hang them on your wall, just like a painting.

We provide you with everything you need to hang your boards up. It’s really easy to set up and you can find all the instuctions right here. Our team is also always ready to help if you have any additional questions.

Direct exposure to sunlight might result in discoloration and damage to your editions. To avoid this, we strongly suggest hanging your art-decks away from direct natural light.

You have up to 14 days after receiving your order to request a return. The 14-day return policy is applicable on all products except limited hand-signed editions. We will provide you with a return label to send us back the purchased edition in the same condition as when received, with the original packaging and documentation.

The Skateroom makes art accessible to everyone by delivering WORLDWIDE.

Shipping estimates will be provided in the checkout process, once you enter your delivery address. Typically we process and ship your order within 48 hours (except for editions in pre-orders). You will get a tracking number to follow your shipment. It usually takes 3-5 additional business days to arrive.

** Shipping to the UK might experience some delay due to the Brexit.

“Skateistan made sense to me. I liked how Oliver went to Afghanistan not as a professional, and he just began this thing. This felt exactly how the skate world was supposed to be.” Paul McCARTHY
Our Partner

“When they tore it down, I just said well that’s it. Nobody needs to push that issue. I didn’t understand or realise that it would become this social media phenomenon, that was a complete shock to me. But I’m okay with it. Anyway, now we can do something new with it… At some point the Christmas joke won’t be relevant, but these skateboards will last a long time. Anyway, a few years later we put it up in Los Angeles in Paramount Ranch and they loved it.” - Paul McCarthy

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