Skateboard Edition featuring artwork by Henry Taylor.
Produced on the occasion of Henry Taylor: B Side, MOCA Los Angeles, November 6, 2022 – April 30, 2023.
Available in a limited edition of 100, Cicely and Miles Visit the Obamas, captures a scene where Miles Davis and Cicely Tyson, stand in front of the White House. Describing the original work from 2017, Zadie Smith says ‘In this portrait, the Obamas are invisible, represented only by the house they’d just left, while the actress Cicely Tyson and her lover Miles Davis have been transported from a long-ago black-and-white society photograph onto the green impasto glory of the White House front lawn… Taylor thinks primarily in colors, shapes, and lines–he has a spatial, tonal genius. Form responds to form: the negative space around Cicely and Miles in the photograph suggests the exact proportions of the White House, yet in the transition the abstract sometimes becomes figured, and vice versa, as if the border between things didn’t matter.’
Image: Henry Taylor, Cicely and Miles Visit the Obamas, 2017, © Henry Taylor, courtesy the artist, Hauser & Wirth, and Kravis Collection. Photo by Sam Kahn.
Edition of 100
Set of 3 Decks
Produced by The Skateroom in 2022
Certificate of Authenticity signed by Henry Taylor
Discounts do not apply to this item.
- 7 ply Grade A Canadian maple wood
- 1 Easyfix wall mount included per deck
- 31 x 8 inches each