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    Ricky Swallow (born 1974)
    Skull with Bay Leaves, 2007
    Oil on plywood skate deck
    76 x 19 x 3.5 cm
    signed and dated RS. 07 lower right

    Flick through current International Contemporary Art sales and you will find skate decks for sale. Yes, that's correct, skateboard art has hit the contemporary art scene. This phenomena is largely due to the New York based company Supreme Skate Decks recently commissioning Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons, Takashi Murakami and others, to design skate deck art.

    I believe this confidently executed skate deck art by recently NGV surveyed Contemporary Australian artist Ricky Swallows, titled 'Skull with Bay Leaves', outshines the Supreme Skate Deck series. Firstly, this work is an original oil on plywood skate deck. Look closely and you can see the bristle brush marks that are built up to describe the skull’s form. This skull is a reference to both mainstream skate deck art and art history's Vanitas. There is a magic spell quality about those bay leaves tucked behind the skull's check bones. This fine work would sit beautifully within any contemporary art collection.

    Provenance / History of This Item:

    Private Collection Sydney -purchased from a charity art auction
    Sothebys Melbourne
    Private Collection Melbourne

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    Listing Number: 2737057534

  • Subject:
    Still Life
    Style:
    Modern
    Medium:
    Oil
    Image/object size (inches):
    29.92 (height)
    7.48 (width)
    1.38 (depth)
    Overall size (inches):
    29.92 (height)
    7.48 (width)
    1.38 (depth)

    NOTE:

    The above image is an estimate of the size of the image/object compared to an average person. Box will only show a max 70 inches height x 70 inches width.

Ricky Swallow oil on skateboard -Skull with Bay Leaves

Skull with Bay Leaves, 2007
Swallow, Ricky

For Sale by Gallery

Melbourne, Australia

Shipping Details

Shipping within Australia: FREE
Shipping outside Australia: Yes
Cost: USD $95.05

Pick-Up: Yes

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