'Heal Mary' by DS, 2020
Special edition COVID-19 themed collaboration with Signari Gallery based on the artist's original triptych skate deck set.
8 x 31.875 Inches
Screen print on 7-ply Canadian Maple hardwood skateboard deck.
Hand-Numbered Limited Edition of 50.
Artist's logo on top.
Hand-signed and embossed Certificate of Authenticity.
*Note: Also includes matching 2-ply cloth face mask.
ABOUT THE ART
Signari Gallery has commissioned London-based stencil graffiti artist DS (aka David Schmidt, the artist behind 'Miley's Smash Hits') to produce a very limited new skate deck.
COVID-19 has pushed us all to our limits. I asked DS to create something that not only represents that struggle but also how, once politicized, it's made our return to normal that much more difficult. While in reality, taking care of each other should be all that matters.
DS's work includes contrasting imagery and subject matter. Mask wearing is now synonymous the COVID-19 pandemic but it's been used countless times before and this will certainly not be the last.
With that, DS created the 'Heal Mary' triptych; a set of 3 hand-painted skate decks. The artwork came out so spectacular that we're printing a run of 50 decks ONLY (blue variant) that will be released to the public on Dec. 18...
The deck print-run is happening now! Each deck will be hand-numbered and include the artist's logo on top along with a hand-signed Certificate of Authenticity from Signari and DS (click to check out his site/store).
David Schmidt aka ‘DS’ is a US national, UK-bred urban artist, striving to create visually attractive, mentally engaging art all wrapped up in rich colour and form.
"The first stencils I painted on the streets were in East London in 2002, an area heavily bombarded by some of the now ‘greats’ of the street art world. The stencils were crude black and white robots, but the art medium struck a note with me as a teenager.
As far back as I can remember, my love for art was big enough to tame my hyperactive mind, with laser-like focus on a paper, creating a world of minute detailed figures. Consequently a move into a medium using the tool normally suited to a surgeon seemed a natural fit.
Inspired and bitten by the street art bug, it wasn’t long before I finished my art education and started to focus on stencil art.
Perspective and the use of contrasting imagery in art, a juxtaposition of old and new has always interested me; a big reason why a family of dysfunctional angels and cherubs began to evolve over the last 6 years within my art, alongside my art grenades or other strange series.
Now a full-time artist and designer, I have been commissioned by multinational companies, sold art in Harrods, painted MG Motors’ first official "art car" and much more…yet…I feel like this is only the beginning."