Paul McCarthy PROPO Skateboard Collector's Set
The world-renowned artist Paul McCarthy is a fearless, subversive and ruthless commentator on contemporary Western culture. He works in a wide variety of media, often exploring the idea of the artist-protagonist through American cultural mythology. In this unique collaboration with The Skateroom, the artist created skateboard decks with images from his work PROPO. McCarthy says: "Between 1972 – 1983, I did a series of performances that involved masks, bottles, pans, uniforms, dolls, stuffed animals, etc. After the performances, these objects were either left behind or they were collected and stored in suitcases and trunks to be used in future performances. In 1983, the closed suitcases and trunks containing these performance objects were stacked on a table and exhibited as sculpture. In 1991, I opened the suitcases and trunks and photographed each item. The group of photographs in their entirety was titled PROPO."
The proceeds from this project are intended to entirely fund international NGO Skateistan's skateboarding, education and culture center for vulnerable youth in Johannesburg, South Africa. Skateistan began as a grassroots project on the streets of Kabul in 2007, and is now an award-winning, international NGO with projects in Afghanistan, Cambodia and South Africa. Skateistan is the first international development initiative to combine skateboarding with educational outcomes.
This premium edition includes 10 skate decks, plus one special hand-signed deck that is not available outside this set.
Each person who purchases the Collector's Set will be sent an original film by Paul McCarthy and his son Damon McCarthy once it is completed. The film will chronicle the project from production of the boards to the completion of the Johannesburg facility.
Limited and numbered edition of 35.
All the decks are packaged in a custom flight case and are ready to assemble and use as wheels, trucks, bolts and clear grip tape are included.
Flight Case: 63h x 35.5w x 23.5"d
Each Deck: 31.7h x 8.4w x .25"d
Price: $30,000 ex VAT
McCarthy PROPO Skateboards
Each of the 10 skate decks features a different image from the PROPO works and is a limited and numbered edition of 250.
The first 35 editions are reserved for the Signed Collector's Set in a custom flight case.
Each deck 32h x 8.25w x .25"d
Wheels and trucks are not included. Mounting hardware is included. Decks are available in a blue or purple color assortment, which will be chosen at random.
Price per Deck: $350 ex VAT
Price Set of 10: $3,500 ex VAT
These limited edition Paul McCarthy skate decks are available at New Art Editions