Artist Surfboard Edition
Ed Ruscha x Parley
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No one sees the trash in the ocean - it's easy to not think about it. Parley is addressing this problem, and I'm proud to support the cause.

- Ed Ruscha

The Amazing Earth, 1984/2017 

Hi-res digital print laminated on a Firewire Timbertec Paulownia wood surfboard, 5' 3'' x 21 1/4'' x 2 3/8''

Edition of 20 (+8AP)

Signed on verso, Courtesy of Parely for the Oceans

This work is based in the original painting, The Amazing Earth, from 1984.

The Amazing Earth. Words floating over a view. The image depict what appears to be the coloraturas in the sky as the sun is setting. The juxtaposition of the color gradient of the sky with the text fragments is an appreciation for the earth and nature. Ruscha's words often arise from some inscrutable context and they come along with elusiveness. There are open hints of of the transcendental, like where and how is the condition of place and relation of humans in nature and the world? Ruscha's works often refer to urban, American life and culture, but also un this case, to our mutual, amazing earth

Katharina Grosse x Parley
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I understand a painting as something that, as we view it, travels through us and realigns our connections with the world.

- Katharina Grosse

colorless with a hint of blue, 2019 

Series of 20 unique surfboards

Acrylic and spray-paint on laminated Paulownia wood, 5' 3'' x 21 1/4'' x 2 3/8''

Signed on verso, Courtesy of Parely for the Oceans

For Parley for the Oceans, Katharina Grosse produced 20 individually painted surfboards. Grosse herself one compared the perception of her abstract color-environments with her body surfing experience: It's amazing feeling to swim through swirling underwater sandstorms while the water shapes the land." In this sense, the erratically painted surfaces of these works can be seen as a reverberation of the enigmatic and dynamic character of the seas. What is usually hidden, now becomes form and color, realigning connections with the world.

Rosemarie Trockel x Parley
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Keiichi Tanaami x Parley
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Images on this page: courtesy of Parley for the Oceans in curtesy/ Ed Ruscha, Katharina Grosse