In 2014, skateboard manufacturer The Skateroom blessed us with a delivery of limited edition decks featuring the artwork of the late Jean-Michel Basquiat. This year The Skateroom continues their relationship with the Basquiat estate with another delivery of special decks that highlight the artist’s mind-bending creativity. If you’re late to the game, The Skateroom’s mission is to empower the youth via art and skateboarding. They aim to produce affordable, limited edition art decks alongside established artistic talent, making affordable art pieces available to the public.
A portion of the proceeds from the sales of this collection will go to fund Skateistan’s yearly worldwide operational costs.
In this drop for the SS2017 collection, there will be five pieces that are sure to send a wave of heads through skate shops where the decks will be for purchase. The 5-piece series consists of decks entitled, Gastruck, Trumpet, Robot, Light Blue Movers, and Untitled.
If you want in on these special decks, just know that prices range from $200 to $800. A portion of the proceeds from the sales of this collection will go to fund Skateistan’s yearly worldwide operational costs–an award-winning international non-profit organization that uses skateboarding and education for youth empowerment. The charity currently reaches more than 1,500 at-risk youth, aged 5-17, around the world each week through their schools in Afghanistan and Cambodia and now Johannesburg. The decks are available for purchase online now over at The Skateroom’s site, here.