Damien Hirst for Supreme: "I want them to be ridden"

. Sunday, August 30, 2009

Damien Hirst's collaboration with Supreme sold out instantly at Supreme's galleries and online. Originally priced at $88, these decks now command thousands of dollars on eBay, and will certainly make their way to the auction houses in the future (as Wright and Phillips de Pury have featured Supreme decks in the past).

"In his partnership with the skateboard makers, Hirst--who previously created a popular clothing line through Levi's--has joined a whitehot roster of artists who have produced decks through Supreme, including Murakami, Christopher Wool, Marilyn Minter, and Richard Prince (ed note: don't forget Jeff Koons, Larry Clark, Kaws, and Peter Saville). But if you're lucky enough to land one of his paint-splattered creations, don't hang it on your wall. "I hate that more than anything," Hirst says in the Supreme-distributed video below. "I want them to be ridden.""

Easy to say for the artist who closed a $200 Million sale at Sotheby's (in the midst of the recession no less). Despite my 20-year love for the sport, the video makes me cringe with every scrape, grind, and pop.

Via Art We Love


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