Paris’ Hôtel de Crillon celebrates the artwork of skateboarding with a brand new exhibition

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Anticipating skateboarding’s look on the 2024 Paris Olympics, following its debut in Tokyo in 2020, hospitality group Rosewood’s Hôtel de Crillon has partnered with The Skateroom, an artwork, skate and social change platform, for a commemorative exhibition.

Inside Hôtel de Crillon x The Skateroom’s exhibition

(Picture credit score: Pictures by Daniil Lavrovski. Courtesy of Rosewood Lodges and Resorts)

‘The Olympics means unity; the approaching collectively of a metropolis, of the world,’ Joanna Gunn, Rosewood Lodges and Resorts’ chief model officer, tells Wallpaper*. ‘What higher strategy to honour this than skateboarding?’ Working from 18 June to 14 September 2024, the occasion seeks to have a good time the modern dynamism of skateboarding and its skill to construct and empower communities. 

Curated by Aline Asmar d’Amman, an architect and founding father of Tradition in Structure, the exhibition represents the inventive imaginative and prescient of Sarah Andelman (co-founder of the now-closed Colette idea retailer) and options skateboards adorned with works by artists together with Cindy Sherman, Juergen Teller, Jenny Holzer, Ai Weiwei, Jeff Koons and Andy Warhol.

hotel de crillon interior, with painted skateboard on table

(Picture credit score: Pictures by Daniil Lavrovski. Courtesy of Rosewood Lodges and Resorts)

painted skateboards inside hotel de crillon

(Picture credit score: Pictures by Daniil Lavrovski. Courtesy of Rosewood Lodges and Resorts)

Exhibition guests have the prospect to discover quite a lot of customized skateboard decks displayed within the foyer and all through the 18th-century palace (constructed at Louis XV’s request in 1758), together with a standout piece by Jules de Balincourt: a vibrant panorama that includes daring colors and vivid borders. 

Some artworks, nonetheless, are completely accessible for visitors staying in particular suites, just like the Duc de Crillon suite, the place a skateboard triptych encompasses a portrait of Michele Lamy shot by Juergen Teller. 

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(Picture credit score: Pictures by Joann Pine. Courtesy of Rosewood Lodges and Resorts)

portrait on skateboards at hotel de crillon

Juergen Teller’s portrait of Michèle Lamy

(Picture credit score: Pictures by Daniil Lavrovski. Courtesy of Rosewood Lodges and Resorts)

As a part of the Hôtel de Crillon x The Skateroom collaboration, a limited-edition piece has been created by French artist Inès Longevial, recognized for her intimate, vibrant and impressionistic work, and shall be on the market. As per The Skateroom custom, ten per cent of gross sales will assist the corporate’s social companions, aiming to empower at-risk youth, set up new skateparks, and develop instructional services and useful resource programmes.

‘I can’t anticipate Place de la Concorde to show into the official Olympics skatepark this summer time, proper subsequent to the lodge and exhibition,’ says Andelman.

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A single-board restricted version by Inès Longevial

(Picture credit score: Pictures by Joann Pine. Courtesy of Rosewood Lodges and Resorts)

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Inès Longevial’s triptych

(Picture credit score: Pictures by Joann Pine. Courtesy of Rosewood Lodges and Resorts)

The exhibition runs 18 June – 14 September 2024, Hôtel de Crillon, 10 Place de la Concorde, Paris, rosewoodhotels.com

Supply: Wallpaper

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