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Cleon Peterson

In Killing We Live Skate Deck, 2016

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Lot 17
Skate deck screenprinted on seven-ply Canadian maple
31.2 x 7.8 in (79.4 x 19.7 cm)
Signed and dated on skate deck


This work ships from the United States


Artist Cleon Peterson collaborated with streetwear and skate giants, HUF, to create the present skate deck as part of a 2016 capsule collection titled 'In Killing We Live.' The skate deck features Peterson's signature style motifs reminiscent of Greco-Roman pottery, depicting two men engaged in a face to face fight to the death. Peterson often employs this brutal, chaotic imagery throughout his work as a reflection of the darker aspects of 21st Century society.

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About Cleon Peterson

Cleon Peterson (American, b. 1973) is an artist and painter whose oeuvre is characterized by a graphic style reminiscent of the allegorical motifs commonly depicted on Greco-Roman pottery. Peterson's works depict chaotic and violent scenes, in which subjects are engaged in physical altercations and struggles for power. The nature of the artist's work is an exploration into themes which plague modern society, such as war, abuse of power, and deception.