The Skate Set


The limited edition 2023 Skate Set features 5 of Kehinde Wiley's paintings, 1 from the series DOWN and 4 from An Archaeology of Silence. 

Reclining Nude Deck
Sleep Deck
Femme Piquée Deck
Christian Martyr Tarcisius Deck
The Virgin Martyr St. Cecilia Deck

Wiley's 2008 series DOWN paved the inspiration and expansion for his 2022 series An Archeology of Silence, first exhibited at Foundazione Giorgio Cini as a collateral event of the 59th international art exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia. Both series were inspired by Hans Holbein the Younger's The Dead Christ in the Tomb as well as historical paintings and sculptures of fallen warriors and figures in the state of repose. Wiley created an unsettling series of prone Black bodies, re-conceptualizing classical pictorial forms to create a contemporary version of monumental portraiture, resounding with violence, pain, and death, as well as ecstasy. 


-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.

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