L'empire des lumières, 1954
Father of Belgian surrealism
René Magritte (1898, Lessines – 1967, Schaerbeek, Belgium) was one of the most famous artists of the 20th century. His heritage had an immense influence on pop and conceptual art and it still continues to inspire contemporary artists. Seen as an homage to the father of Belgian surrealism and as an extension of his art to the medium of skateboards, giving it an entirely new meaning – just like Magritte always played with context in his paintings. The three editions of his recognizable oeuvre have been created in close collaboration by The Skateroom with the Fondation Magritte: Décalcomanie, Empire des lumières and Fils de l’homme.
The Mission of The Skateroom is devoting great attention to the sourcing of their boards and aim to work exclusively with Grade A Maple from certified sustainable forests in Canada. In addition, the packaging is made from recycled materials, and supporting products chosen to limit the impact on the environment. The Skateroom also offsets its carbon emissions and proudly wears the CO2-neutral label. Finally, through their collaborations with engaged artists, they dedicate up to 25% of every sale to support social skating projects around the world.
|Material||7-ply maple wood from sustainable Canadian forests|
|Hanging||with mounting system|
|Size||20 × 80 × 0.7 cm (each)|
|Certificate||signed by The Skateroom|
|Signed||Top-print includes printed signature and edition number|