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All Hands On Deck: Jean-Michel Basquiat x The Skateroom

Be honest. You only know Jean-Michel Basquiat because Jay-Z mentioned him in a few of his tracks. It’s okay. We won’t revoke your ‘cultured’ pass.

Regardless, the legend of Basquiat continues to live on, as evidenced by Hova and now, The Skateroom‘s collaborative effort with the late artist’s estate. As a result of their ambitious endeavour, a series of unique, Basquiat-inspired skatedecks have been produced.

The skatedecks include such works as Gold Griot, In Italian and Quality Meats for the Public, among others. The boards are currently being shown at the MoMa locations in New York, and at colette in Paris. They will also be available for purchase beginning January 7 on The Skateroom’s webshop.

Ray Lontoc :is your typical enigma of the writing world — no educational qualifications or expertise in any particular subject — but his knowledge is completely mastered through experience. He writes about fashion because he dresses well, he talks about sports because he gambles on it, and he chit-chats about art & design and lifestyle & culture because his girlfriend forces him to go to those places on date nights.