Skateboard Gabriel Orozco
Black Skate Kite
1 skateboards approx. 31 x 8 in (80 x 20 cm)
Edition of 150, numbered and produced by The Skateroom in 2019. Hand signed certificate of authenticity by the artist.
Made of 7 ply grade a canadian maple wood.
Top-print includes printed signature of the artist.
1 wall mount included per deck.
This edition artwork is intended to be hung on a wall, just like a painting
This collaboration elaborates on an image of one of Orozco’s most iconic works — Black Kites (1997) — which was originally conceived for Documenta X shortly after one of Orozco’s lungs collapsed in 1996. The experience of spending a week in the hospital inspired him to create something via “a very slow process.” Over the next few months he covered an entire human skull in a checkerboard grid made of graphite. The work embodies ideas of the memento mori and brings to mind questions of our human fate and mortality.