Installation covets surf culture.  Perhaps it’s because our office is only a few miles from the Santa Monica beach, or maybe it’s because our debut issue celebrated California- the birthplace of skateboarding and a leading surfing capital.  We’re pleased to collaborate with online auction house Paddle8 this week as they celebrate the end of the summer season with Surf, featuring works by Richard Phillips, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Massimo Vitali, iconic surf culture photographers LeRoy Grannis, Michael Dweck, Matt Cusick, Rob Wynne, Peter Dayton, and Slim Aarons.  Soak in the nostalgia of the surf lifestyle and take your pick from fine art, photography and custom surfboards or you can snag a buy-it-now towel by artists Peter Doig  and John Baldessari.  Paddle8 collaborated with Grey Area to create the original beach towels that are sure to make you a standout on the sand.  Just like summer Surf won’t last for long.  Be sure to place your bids the final day of the auction, September 4 at 6 PM EST.

To bid, visit the Paddle8 Auction

 

John Baldessari, John Baldessari Towel, cotton, 60” x 70”, 2013
John Baldessari, John Baldessari Towel, cotton, 60” x 70”, 2013

 

Andy Warhol and Tim Bessell, Last Supper, screenprint on surfboard, 66” x 20.5” x 2.5”, 2013
Andy Warhol and Tim Bessell, Last Supper, screenprint on surfboard, 66” x 20.5” x 2.5”, 2013

 

Leroy Grannis, Birth of a Culture (portfolio of 12 works), Chromogenic print, 11.5” x 11.5”, Edition of 100, 10 AP, Signed and numbered, stamped and numbered on the reverse, 1969
Leroy Grannis, Birth of a Culture (portfolio of 12 works), Chromogenic print, 11.5” x 11.5”, Edition of 100, 10 AP, Signed and numbered, stamped and numbered on the reverse, 1969

 

Massimo Vitali, Cabri Frio V #24, offset color lithograph, 25.75” x 33.5”, Edition of 120, 20 AP, Stamped and numbered on the reverse, 2001
Massimo Vitali, Cabri Frio V #24, offset color lithograph, 25.75” x 33.5”, Edition of 120, 20 AP, Stamped and numbered on the reverse, 2001

 

Matthew Cusick, Rachel's Wave, Archival inkjet on paper, 24” x 34”, Edition of 10, 2013
Matthew Cusick, Rachel’s Wave, Archival inkjet on paper, 24” x 34”, Edition of 10, 2013

 

Oliver Clegg, The Question Is Not What You Look At But What You See, Surfboard, 74”x 21” x 2” Edition of 10, 2013
Oliver Clegg, The Question Is Not What You Look At But What You See, Surfboard, 74”x 21” x 2” Edition of 10, 2013

 

Richard Phillips, Origin of the Milky Way, fiberglass and ink on foam, 69” x 19.5” x 2.5”, 2013
Richard Phillips, Origin of the Milky Way, fiberglass and ink on foam, 69” x 19.5” x 2.5”, 2013

 

Slim Aarons, Surfing Brothers, Chromogenic print, 20” x 24, Edition of 150
Slim Aarons, Surfing Brothers, Chromogenic print, 20” x 24, Edition of 150

 

Rob Wynne, Surf, hand-poured glass, 26” x 48” x 0.5”, 2005
Rob Wynne, Surf, hand-poured glass, 26” x 48” x 0.5”, 2005

 

Shepard Fairey, Dark Wave, screenprint, 18” x 24”, Framed, Edition of 400, Signed and annotated in pencil, 2010
Shepard Fairey, Dark Wave, screenprint, 18” x 24”, Framed, Edition of 400, Signed and annotated in pencil, 2010

 

All images courtesy of Paddle8