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The Editions

The Editions

Paul Mc Carthy @ MoMA NYC

“If our boards pay for the park, well that’s a good reason to make skateboards!”

Paul McCarthy – 2015

 

 

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When we got a phone call from Paul and Damon McCarthy, we were nervous at first…But Paul’s generosity and enthusiasm for the project quickly put our minds at ease.

The project took an unexpected turn when we learnt that Oliver Percovich was opening a new Skateistan facility in Johannesburg!

Paul’s generosity took over and our new mission was now to help entirely finance the construction of the skate park and school: an ambitious goal to reach!

We decided to create two editions to reach our goal: a very limited edition of flightcases for deep-pocketed collectors, and a more affordable one for all Paul McCarthy fans out there

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The first 35 editions of Paul McCarthy’s collection come in exclusive custom-built flight cases with an extra 11th PROPO hand signed by the artist.

Each flight case collector will be sent an original film by Paul McCarthy and his son Damon, once it is completed. The film will chronicle the project from production of the boards to the completion of the Johannesburg facility.

The remaining editions were available to be bought as units or as sets.

WTT 2016

WTT 2016

Thanks to Paul McCarthy’s enthusiasm for our project, we managed to raise close to $ 250,000 to finance the construction of Skateistan’s new skate school in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Paul McCarthy additionally donated a bronze statue for the skate school, taken from the mannequins he set up in the MoMA Design store for the official launch of our collaboration!

A video produced by Highsnobiety showcasing the life of a Skateistan student in Johannesburg

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