Their works aren’t for the faint of heart nor are they for those incline to be politically correct. Rather, art works by England-base Iakovos “Jake” Chapman and Konstantinos “Dinos” Chapman are meant for one thing only and that is to shock their audience to their senses as well as to the cruel reality around them. After their stints as assistants for one other controversial art duo, Gilbert and George, the Chapman Brothers, along with their fellow Young British Artists sect, established the modern definition of truly sensational art. Grossly disfigured statuettes, beheaded mannequins, along with settings on the verge of pedophilia and outright butchery, Chapman Brothers exercised the full extents of freedom of expression, then some. Many have already questioned the validity of their art and continued to do so, though the two brothers boasted the fact that pushing one into an emotion realm of utter disgust was in fact a responsibility of art. While the debate rages on, New York’s Supreme is bring some of the controversial artwork onto its popular skate deck collaboration. Five designs in all, including some of the more contentious works such as the pedophilia laden “Fuckface” series of 1994 and 1995, the decks will be available this Thursday, October 11th, at Supreme retail locations in New York, Los Angeles, London, and its online store. The launch will be follow by release from its storefronts in Japan this Saturday, October 13th.
October 11th, 2012 (Thursday) NY, LA, London, & Online
October 13th, 2012 (Saturday) Japan