For an exercise in collaboration and experimentation, New York-based artist Matt Willet and SHUT Skateboards decided to make a gold-plated skateboard at electroplating and metal finishing company where Willet's father works, Epner Technology.

Willet and his father processed a deck and the other parts of the board with the same techniques and science used to plate components for NASA at the Epner facility. The result was a $15,000 work of art that is not skate-able, but would look damn good on your wall on mantle piece. Check out the process video below and head to SHUT to grab your own, if you are about that life.

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[via Hypebeast]