While we weren’t looking, the painted skateboard seems to have become an artistic rite of passage.
Take, for example, these three boards commissioned by Supreme from Takashi Murakami, showing this weekend at New York’s Surf/Skate alongside Damien Hirst in the prime of his spray-paint period and Jeff Koons in full blow-up monkey face mode. And, most importantly, it’s all plastered on the bottoms of otherwise rideable boards.
Of course, they’re too valuable and too easily scratchable for anyone to actually ride them, and the countercultural cred involved isn’t what it was 20 years ago…but we’re still impressed Supreme managed to pull it off. We believe this qualifies as outside the box.
The fine folks at RxArt just gave us a peek at their latest creation, a CT Scanner currently in use at the Hope Children’s Hospital in Chicago, whimsified by none other than Jeff Koons. Those kids are going to have some wild dreams.
Back by popular demand—the latest installment in our series of pulchritudinous pairings, because two is sometimes so much better than one. This snap comes to us all the way from Moscow and a private dinner following megabucks gallerist Larry Gagosian‘s new contemporary art show in a former chocolate factory.
Our delectable duo is of course Russian. On the left is supermodel Natalia Vodianova best known for her Calvin Klein campaigns and countless others; on the right, Dasha
Zhukova, girlfriend of free-spending billionaire oligarch Roman Abramovich who’s launching her own well-financed foray into the art world. No doubt she was just there to pick up a little something by Jeff Koons or Takashi Murakami.
*Photographed by our fearless lensman, Patrick McMullan.*
Last seen rocking some Freeman’s Sporting Club chalkstripes, the R.E.M. frontman is apparently a Rogan fan to boot. He’s also something of a frustrated artist, judging by his installation, entitled *Relics*, at Rogan’s new Bouwerie Lane Theatre digs.
This snap is from opening night, where Jeff Koons and Coldplay’s Chris Martin also made the scene. The show runs through July 27 so you can judge for yourself.
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