DOWN | Morpheus Skateboard Deck
ORDERS SHIP LATE MARCH 2024
This limited edition skate deck features Kehinde Wiley's 2008 painting Morpheus, reimagined from the Jean-Antoine Houdon 1777 marble sculpture of the same name. Feautred in the 2008 exhibition DOWN at Deitch Projects, the series references and re-conceptualizes classic pictorial forms of heroism in the face of death. Morpheus features a model from Brooklyn, lain across a while sheet while florals from the background spring into life around his body. Unlike its 18th century counterpart, he addresses onlookers with direct eye contact and a seductive look of invitation, with the repeating floral background protruding into the foreground.
-Cotton dust bag included in every order
-Hand-numbered, editions of 400
-100% sustainably sourced hard rock maple
- 8"W x 31.875 L
Designed in New York City. Made in Oceanside.
Net proceeds from your purchase support the artists-in-residence program Black Rock Sénégal, founded by Wiley in 2019.