Would You Pay £2,400 For A Skateboard Designed By Damien Hirst?
And if you did would you ever ride it!?
Skateboarding has been in fashion for a while now. And with such notoriety inevitably comes the production of overpriced skateboards designed not to be ridden but to be peddled to rich people as wall art.
Last year, Selfridges ran a Board Games campaign of skate/fashion collabs, which included a £9,470 deck by Rick Owens and the ridiculous boots on board offering above. Though they also built a free indoor skatepark as part of the campaign so it wasn't all bad.
And now the Tate are selling skate art works, including the triptyph by Damien Hirst above, which will set you back £2,400, though at least you get three decks for the price…
The Jeff Koons Monkey Train deck above costs £1,500, as does the Murakami Bunbu-Kun deck below…
But our favourite visually has to be the Jean Michel Basquiat triptyph above, which goes for £330.
Gently mocking the price tag aside, the decks, which are made by Skateroom, are on sale for a good cause: the awesome skate charity Skateistan.