The other day we showed you a new deck designed by Ari Marcopoulos for Printed Matter, news now released that this deck was part of a series of 3 decks produced in a limited editon of 100 of each of 3 decks by Marcopoulos, Liam Gillick, and Mark Gonzales. each board is signed and retails for $150.
Mark Gonzales’ The Mini Big Kahuna is an oversized custom-designed board specially made for Printed Matter. On the bottom of the board is a colored offset image of various types of untied sneakers…an image with child-like charm that parodies the act of skateboarding, which demands shoes touching a skateboard.
Ari Marcopoulos’ Cairo, Sonoma, 2006 is a black and white board with a photographic silkscreen of a shirtless androgynous boy, emblematic of the photographer’s iconic subjects and style.
Liam Gillick’s Southbank, 1987 is the artist’s first skateboard. The natural wood board features a silkscreened typographic text, partially obliterated by a freeform line that suggests graffiti.
All three editions are available at www.printedmatter.org, and at their store in New York City.