The Skateroom is reuniting with American artist Raymond Pettibon for their third collaboration. The latest collection, comprising two limited and numbered editions of 250 is now available online and at a pop-up in MoMA Design Store.
MoMA Design Store has been one of Skateroom's biggest partners over the past five years. Reflecting on their latest partnership, Skateroom co-founder Charles-Antoine Bodson told Highsnobiety, “Today we helped realize 37 social projects and teamed up with over 50 art institutions & retail partners. We feel honored to say we reached this bold figure and are excited about the future.”
No Title (The raised hands…), 2013, and No Title (Boston Brave), 2017 explore the artist’s baseball-themed works and showcase Pettibon’s uncanny ability to narrow motion down to a single moment frozen in time. The first, which retails for $350, features a black and white image of a baseball player raising his hands to pitch. The second, selling for $750, is a skate deck triptych, featuring a colorfully rendered Boston Brave's pitcher. Beneath the figure, a message reads, “I don't know how to puyt [sic] it/ but I bet you know what's coming.”
Last year, The Skateroom tapped Pettibon for two limited editions of 250: No Title (You have a clear…), 1990, and No Title (The bright flatness), 2003. And in their second collaboration, The Skateroom continued to explore the surf theme on a bigger scale with No Title (I see the…), 2019.
Some of the sale proceeds will go towards the construction of Skateistan’s skate school in Bamyan, Afghanistan with an aim to raise $50,000. Bamyan is the third city in Afghanistan where Skateistan runs programs. With just one educator and a few skateboards, they started running Outreach and Skate and Create sessions in 2019. By March 2020, they had over 250 students attending programs regularly. Construction on Skateistan Bamyan began in Spring 2020 and with the help of the Raymond Pettibon x The Skateroom collaboration, they're hoping to complete construction soon.