Supreme's rise to mainstream stardom has been 25-years in the making. Since the mid-1990s, Supreme has been at the forefront of street culture--incorporating the worlds of art, music, sports, and most recently traditional luxury into its brand DNA. While the New York-based company is often recognized for its work with industry heavyweights like The North Face, Nike, and Comme Des Garcons, Supreme's artist collaboration series has produced some of its most coveted items.
Supreme began making its own skateboards in 1998, just four years after James Jebbia opened its original Lafayette Street location. With the creativity of collaborations fueling the core of their design ethos, Supreme's 8" x 31" skate decks offered artists a unique canvas to create their work, while offering collectors a more tangible opportunity to own a piece of art.
As of 2019, it appears as though the rest of the art world has begun caught on to the hype. Following a series of major auctions, the once-humble Manhattan skate shop made its official transition towards mainstream art collecting. In January of 2019, an assemblage of 248 Supreme decks sold for a record-breaking price of $800,000 (roughly $3,200/deck) through the auction house, Sotheby's. Just a few months later, a smaller collection of 131 decks sold for $158,000 through the auction house, Bonham's.
Featuring collaborations from the likes of Kaws, Takashi Murakami, Jeff Koons, Cindy Sherman, Marilyn Minter, and George Condo--Otis is excited to present our Supreme Skate Deck drop.
The Otis collection is comprised of a series of artist collaboration decks, released from 2001 to 2017. Each artist series release was produced limited quantities and only available through Supreme's retail and e-commerce stores.