The Museum of Modern Art delights street art fans with news of skate decks featuring the work of Yayoi Kusama, a Japanese artist widely admired for her dot-themed works of art and installations.
According to MoMA press, “These Canadian maple wood skateboards feature details from “Dots Obsession” (2018), by Yayoi Kusama, an artist represented in MoMA’s collection. They’re available in “Black Small Dots” and “Black Big Dots” and “Red Small Dots” and “Red Big Dots.”
“These dots skateboards are replicas of artworks specially created by Yayoi Kusama. The original skateboards began as samples based on digital renderings of details from Kusama’s work. They were sent to Kusama’s studio in Tokyo for her approval. After reviewing them, Kusama decided they needed to be altered. She then meticulously hand-painted her famous motif over each deck.”
Priced at $200 for a set of two decks, each will be limited to a run of 500 and will not include trucks or wheels, however, they do include wall mounts. Some sites are listing October as the launch date, but as of yet, there is no timing listing on MoMA’s site.
The MoMA is currently hosting Kusama’s “Narcissus Garden” installation at Fort Tilden in Brooklyn. The exhibit is open through September 3, 2018. In association with the exhibit, MoMA is carrying some items featuring Kusama’s graphics in its store.