Erik Parker "New Kawela Surfboard" Series
The Paul Kasmin Shop has just released a special series of surfboards by Erik Parker, shaped by the good people of Pilgrim Surf + Supply in Brooklyn. (Maybe you remember, but Juxtapoz worked with Parker and Pilgrim on a special mural for Converse on the side of Pilgrim's flagship store in Williamsburg).
The boards were launced a few weeks ago, with the Shop noting "The edition, distinguished by a vibrant beach motif and psychedelic color palette adapted from Parker’s 2014 painting New Kawela Bay, pays homage to the diverse elements of American subculture which have been pivotal to the artist’s oeuvre since the onset of his practice.
"Each edition is meticulously hand shaped by Joe Falcone for Pilgrim Surf + Supply, a Brooklyn-based company with satellite locations in Amagansett, New York and Tokyo, Japan. A long time friend of Parker, Falcone is a self-taught shaper whose artistry has been much celebrated within the surf community over the past decade. There is an unquestionable parallel between the skill with which Parker composes his paintings, and the care that Falcone pours into each of his boards."