The Museum of Modern Art, located since 1939 on 53rd St., has been one of New York’s great art institutions since its establishment in 1929 (just days after the Wall Street Crash). Founded by Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, wife of John D., and a few of her closest friends, MoMA is the first stop for anyone with an interest in modern art and design.
The Skateroom is a social entrepreneurship whose main purpose is to help empower youth using art and skateboarding by collaborating with contemporary artists to create editions of artwork on the medium of skateboards. These limited edition artworks are intended to be hung on a wall, just like a painting, but you could totally skate on them if you wanted to.
Jean-Michel Basquiat, the Brooklyn born artist who rose from the graffiti art movement of the late 70s to become one of the most celebrated artists of the 80s, died in 1988 but his work remains as popular and relevant today as it was then.
All three come together in a unique art piece – Jean-Michel Basquiat: Skateboard Triptych In Italian – available from the MoMA Store, just one of a selection of pieces from the Skateroom collection, which also includes collaborations with The Warhol Foundation.
The MoMA Store is full of unusual, design focused products, great for gifts or adding a special touch to your own home. Order through We Shop That and enquire about a discount on the purchase price.
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