In 2002, Kerel Roach and Bryan Chin first celebrated what would become Go Skateboarding (or Skate) Day, held each year on June 21. Those who cannot celebrate on the pavement can do so on their walls with deck art, and this year you have several amazing options.
The activism-minded The Skateroom released two limited-edition boards designed by American artist Raymond Pettibon, in partnership with David Zwirner gallery and the MoMA Design Store. Only 250 editions of each surfer-themed board (priced at $350 and $750) were produced, and $50,000 from the sale of the boards will be donated to the NGO Skateistan for the construction of a skate school in Bamyan, Afghanistan.
The MoMa Design Store actually has an extensive collection of skateboard art featuring works by Andy Warhol (main), Keith Haring and Yayoi Kusama, though our favorite is the $550 triptych (i.e., trio) with the art of Jean-Michel Basquiat in Italian.
PRØHBTD faves 1xRun released their annual Skate Day drop yesterday, and their 2020 collection features board art by the likes of Cope2, Brandon Boyd, Mab Graves, Denial and Bask, among others. The boards range in price for $75 to $500.