Skateboard Collector's Set

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Skateboard Collector's Set

The world-renowned artist Paul McCarthy, who is represented in MoMA's collection, is a fearless, subversive and ruthless commentator on contemporary Western culture. He works in a wide variety of media, often exploring the idea of the artist-protagonist through American cultural mythology. In this unique collaboration with The Skateroom, the artist created skateboard decks with images from his work PROPO. McCarthy says: "Between 1972 – 1983, I did a series of performances that involved masks, bottles, pans, uniforms, dolls, stuffed animals, etc. After the performances, these objects were either left behind or they were collected and stored in suitcases and trunks to be used in future performances. In 1983, the closed suitcases and trunks containing these performance objects were stacked on a table and exhibited as sculpture. In 1991, I opened the suitcases and trunks and photographed each item. The group of photographs in their entirety was titled PROPO."
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