Skull triptych set of 3 skateboards. Open Edition © Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Licensed by Artestar, New York.
Each deck measures approx. 80 x 20 cm and they are made of 7 ply Grade A Canadian Maple Wood. One wall mount included per deck. Top-print includes printed signature of the artist, Jean-Michel Basquiat.
This iconic visual is an untitled piece originally presented at Jean-Michel Basquiat’s debut solo exhibition in New York City. Skull, as it came to be known, features a deconstructed figure that plays heavily on the contrast between inner and outer elements – a suggested dichotomy prominent in many of Basquiat’s works. Though the piece seems easy to understand at first glance, a deeper look leaves us wondering what message the mythical artist truly wanted to deliver.