New Museum Collaborates With Chapman Skateboards on a Deck Shaped Like the Museum's SANAA-Designed Building

Skate the streets of New York on a board shaped like one of the city's most iconic buildings.

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In 2012, Canyon Castator and Richard Duff created a dope skateboard window installation at the New Museum Store:


That installation inspired a new board collaboration between the museum and Chapman Skateboards of Deer Park, New York. The limited edition boards are shaped like the museum's iconic building on the Bowery, designed by Tokyo-based architects Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa of SANAA. For the New Museum, the boards are a way to "contribute to the continually expanding intersection of art and skate culture," and the unique design is "as much a nod to the ingenuity of skate culture as it is a tribute to the narrow, skated backstreets of the neighborhood the New Museum calls home.

The decks are made of Canadian Hardrock Maple wood and have been painted with a high-gloss mix so that it resembles the shiny steel exterior of the building. There are only 150 of them in existence, so you might want to click through to the New Museum Store immediately after watching the promo video below.

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