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Martin Schoeller, born 1968  Search this
Tony Hawk, born 12 May 1968  Search this
Archival pigment print
Image: 58.5 x 58.6 cm (23 1/16 x 23 1/16")
Sheet: 73.9 x 74.1 cm (29 1/8 x 29 3/16")
Mat: 78.7 x 78.7 cm (31 x 31")
United States\California\San Diego\Carlsbad
1999 (printed 2010)
Exhibition Label:
Martin Schoeller’s photograph of Tony Hawk pictures the skateboarder in the kitchen of his California home in 1999, the year in which he landed the first-ever "900" (two-and-a-half revolutions) in competition. A virtuoso known as the "Birdman," Hawk is one part Michael Jordan and one part Evel Knievel. His tricks on the board are known for their creativity and daring. Having won his first competition at age eleven and turned professional at fourteen, he is the person most responsible for transforming an "outlaw" recreational pursuit into a global sporting phenomenon. While his street style has made him an icon of youth rebellion, he has been equally successful as an entrepreneur, launching his own line of sports equipment and a popular video game series. Other so-called extreme sports such as BMX biking and snowboarding owe much to Hawk’s achievements as a skater.
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Seating\Chair  Search this
Nature & Environment\Plant\Flower\Flowers  Search this
Costume\Jewelry\Watch  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Seating\Stool  Search this
Home Furnishings\Dishes  Search this
Equipment\Culinary Equipment\Kitchen utensil  Search this
Interior\Kitchen  Search this
Home Furnishings\Faucet  Search this
Human Figures\Baby  Search this
Tony Hawk: Male  Search this
Tony Hawk: Sports and Recreation\Athlete\Skateboarder  Search this
Portrait  Search this
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National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
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© 1999 Martin Schoeller
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