Shopping at an art fair this week? Why not buy something that directly benefits the culture that street art and graffiti came from?
Actually the photographic print is a shot from New York City in late 1970 of a skater jumping 3 barrels at a high speed. Ahead of her trip shortly to Mongolia photographer Martha Cooper is donating 55 copies of this print to a non-profit there in Oulan Bator (also Ulaanbaatar) which supports a burgeoning skater scene and provides a safe space to learn skillz.
Toulouse-based skater, organizer, DJ, and entrepreneur Jean Claude Geraud tells us, “Sales of this classic shot by Ms. Cooper will help to build a new cultural center and skate park in a poor area of the city.”
So far he and partners have constructed a wonderland of ramps at Roule petit Ougandais, which hopes to open this month. Last month “Learn and Skate joined
With your help the whole team will be ready to open soon – and you’ll score a real piece of New York skater history.
Sérigraphie photographique / photography print
Couleur / Color : Noir et Blanc / Black and White
Taille / Size : 36 x 28 cm / 11 x 14 inches
Tirage limité / limited proof : 55 tirages / 55 proof
Signé par la main de l’artiste / signed by the hand of the artist
Année / Year : fin 1970 / Late 1970
Click HERE to purchase the print.