'Plan B Skateboard Team' by Shepard Fairey, 2005
Rare 6-print series based on the Pro Skater deck collab. with Plan B Skateboards.
Team members: Ryan Gallant, PJ Ladd, Colin McKay, Paul Rodriguez, Darrell Stanton and Danny Way.
8 x 26 Inches each.
20.3 x 66 Centimeters each.
Screen print series on (6x) cream, Speckletone fine art paper.
From a Limited Edition of unknown size (these prints were not released with the artist's signature).
Danny Way, Ryan Gallant and Colin McKay have each hand-signed their individual prints.
*Note: Very rare set is in Mint-Near Mint overall condition.
ABOUT THE ART
Throughout the years, Shepard has designed many skateboards. Being a skater himself, he has always had a connection the activity. Shepard started skating in 1984 when professional skateboarders were really popular and has said he really looked up to them, not just for their skating abilities, but for their culture and music alike. Skateboarding is what introduced him to punk rock, which, in turn, is what sparked Shepard's thinking on a more political level.
In 1987, Shepard was riding a board with a Natas (Kaupas) graphic on it. It was on this board that he first learned to boardslide rails; because of this, the board really stuck with him, and in 2004 Shepard did a reinterpretation of this graphic.
Now that Shepard has made a name for himself in the art world and now designs board graphics of his own, he feels as though his involvement in skateboarding has come full-circle. In 2005, Shepard worked with Plan B to design a board and print of each of their team members.