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Andy Warhol's

Flowers

$1750


Set of 6 skateboard decks
Limited edition of 500 provided with a certificate.
Each deck: 31in x 8in
Limited edition of 500

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” I always notice flowers.”

Andy Warhol

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For this new collaboration, The Skateroom is honored to team up w/ The Andy Warhol Foundation and The Beyeler Foundation for this beautiful edition of Flowers from their permanent collection, and hope this will help to promote Andy Warhol’s art and perpetuate his legacy.

“The Warhol Foundation is delighted to collaborate with The Skateroom and The Beyeler Foundation to celebrate this iconic work through the presentation of a unique edition of skateboards”

Michael Herman – Director of Licensing – The Andy Warhol Foundation

Andy Warhol - Acetate mechanical for Flowers, 1964. Annoted with Warhol's instructions

“The key motif in Warhol’s Flowers series derives from a photograph that the artist discovered in a magazine.

On the basis of it, he rearranged and varied the number of flowers, running off numerous screenprints that differ from each other in color and format. In the present version, however, the flowers and green background were painted by hand.

The subject of flowers illustrates Warhol’s serial principle perhaps more succinctly and yet more poetically than any other.  Thus, in depicting flowers, the natural potential of plants to proliferate is combined with their technical reproducibility as decorative motifs for mass production

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Although the fragile and ephemeral nature of flowers was transferred by Warhol to the realm of monumentality, an air of vulnerability and nostalgia also clings to his Flowers.

In fact, his first flower pictures followed on directly from his Disaster series, in which he focused on media images revolving around death. Warhol’s Flowers can, therefore, also be seen in light of flowers as a symbol of fugacity and death.”

Dr Raphaël Bouvier, Curator – Beyeler Foundation

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In respect with the economic model defended by The Skateroom, 10% of the profit of this edition will be used to support our long-term partner Skateistan that uses skateboarding and education for youth empowerment in Afghanistan, Cambodia and South Africa.

 

For each edition sold, $180 will be donated to support Phnom Penh Skate School build in Cambodia. This  amount is the equivalent of learning supplies for  Skate and Create programs worldwide for a week (including art supplies and basic skate supplies).

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In the early sixties, Andy Warhol created many works depicting consumer products, Hollywood starlets and a highly publicized series depicting death and disaster in American society, and so with the Flowers series, Warhol turned to the most decorative and abstract subject from this period.

These all over colorful compositions were exhibited in various orientations and the silkscreen process flattened the subjects to create a beautiful painting that is integrally abstract.

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