'Spray Cans' by Roger Gastman, 2019
Collab. with Beyond the Streets.
8.25 x 31.875 Inches
Screen print transfer on cold-pressed Steep natural skateboard deck.
New in original shrinkwrap.
Roger Gastman began writing graffiti as a teenager in Bethesda, Maryland. Since then, he has founded and published the pop culture magazines While You Were Sleeping and Swindle, with artist Shepard Fairey, and authored a dozen graffiti art books including The History of American Graffiti (with Caleb Neelon; Harper Collins, 2011).
In 2011, he curated, with Jeffrey Deitch and Aaron Rose, the exhibition Art in the Streets at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. In 2013 Gastman curated Pump Me Up – DC Subculture of The 1980s, at The Corcoran in Washington DC where it more than doubled the attendance of any show they had the past five years.
Gastman’s film production credits include Banksy’s "Exit through the Gift Shop", "The Legend of COOL “DISCO” DAN" and the graffiti documentary "Wall Writers", and he is currently directing a documentary for Sanrio/ Hello Kitty on the history of the brand and its fans.