These Skateroom x Jean-Michel Basquiat Boards Pay Homage to the Artist

By: Jana Pijak - Jan 2, 2015
References: theskateroom & theskateroom
The Skateroom x Jean-Michel Basquiat board collection pays homage to the artist's unforgettable works. Teaming up with contemporary artists, The Skateroom creates limited edition skateboards that are sold to raise funds for non-profit projects.

Their latest collaboration will be available online starting January 7th and has already been introduced in NYC MoMA stores as well as Paris' Colette retailers. Before his 1980s stardom, artist Jean-Michel Basquiat was known for his graffiti compositions that graced Soho streets.

Working under the name SAMO, the artist redefined graffiti and blended expressive strokes with poetry and powerful symbolism. The Skateroom x Jean-Michel Basquiat collaboration collection celebrates the late artist and reinforces his lasting influence on street art culture. In addition to being an influence for today's generation of graffiti artists, Basquiat is often referenced in fashion and music industries and is a constant inspiration behind Vogue editorials as well as Kanye West and Jay-Z lyrics.