Barbara Kruger, "Don't Be A Jerk" Skate Deck
Created for Performa 2017 Biennial, this limited edition of 100 skate decks instantly became prized by collectors and skate enthusiasts. Kruger’s iconic typography translates a tongue-in-cheek commentary on commercial branding, cosmopolitan over-consumption and speaks to the societal role of artist as a resistant. Her concept for the Performa Commission and Biennial, is an activist aesthetic. Blending branding, public art, performance, commerce, and appropriation, Kruger triggers the issues of commercialization that often contaminate true craft, from fashion, to fine art.
Screenprint on Maplewood skate deck
31 × 8 in / 78.7 × 20.3 cm
Shipping to the United States only
Edition of 100