Through the power of art and skateboarding, The Skateroom hopes to empower young people around the world. How? Each artist that works with the brand on a piece can pick a social project to support with the profits of the collaboration. Parallel to that, The Skateroom continuously support the NGO Skateistan. Skateistan is an international non-profit organisation that educates young people in Afghanistan, Cambodia and South Africa. As well as educating, Skateistan build skate parks in deprived areas.
Other than charity work, The Skateroom seek to offer art editions at an affordable price and to make art available to the greater public. By collaborating with contemporary artists, The Skateroom create editions of renowned artworks at a fraction of the price, and on the dynamic medium of skateboard decks. The decks can as easily be hung on the wall as used the skate, working to make art something more fun and active for society.
Owning an original piece of well-known contemporary art is a fantasy for most of us, and one that most likely will never be fulfilled. With The Skateroom’s newest collaboration, you can get pretty close to it though. Hanging a Keith Haring on you wall? Not quite. Hanging a The Skateroom x Keith Haring collaboration? Yes.
Keith Haring is famed for his New York graffiti inspired art, depicting basic but instantly recognisable characters. His unique style fits into the New York art scene of the ‘80s alongside the likes of Jean-Michel Basquiat.
The SkateroomKeith Haring's Man and Medusa£595
The SkateroomKeith Haring's Crack is Wack£625
PhaidonModern Art in America 1908–68 Book£70
The SkateroomJean-Michel Basquiat Robot£490
The SkateroomJean-Michel Basquiat's Hollywood Africans, 1983 Triptych £490
This posthumous collaboration combines the exciting dynamism of Haring’s art with the skateboard, a totem of the underground and the ground-breaking. Bring an explosion of life and colour to your walls – or your nearest skatepark – with Keith Haring and The Skateroom’s newest drop.
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