[March 9 2015]
Paul McCarthy’s renowned social critique of Western culture blends in perfectly with a medium that is in itself an icon of a subversive subculture. The artist has selected 10 of his famous PROPO photographs for a limited edition collection of 250 skateboards per visual. Through this collection, The Skateroom and Paul McCarthy aim to entirely finance the building of Skateistan’s first skate school on the African continent, in central Johannesburg. The innovative facility will use “the hook” of skateboarding to connect vulnerable youth to educational and leadership opportunities. The vision is for Skateistan South Africa’s skate school to serve as a regional training hub for skateboard-based, youth-development projects. The skate park and educational facility will help bridge socio-economic differences through skateboarding and educational activities amongst the youth of the city and its suburbs. Buy The Skateroom x Paul McCarthy skateboards here.
Photo Elise Gallant