ZEVS - Deck Mekanism

ZEVS - Deck Mekanism
Silkscreen/Serigraph - Plate signed - 100 - 2006

Mekanism gave free hand to French artist Zevs for their limited edition skateboard.
Skate board deck made by the French street artist Zevs,, real world famous Parisian legend. He is a close friend of Invader having started with him as well as Mr. Brainwash.
Edition of 100 copies from 2006 with Mekanism for his exhibition at the Agnes. B Gallery in Paris.
Hand numbered and signed in the print.

Zevs (Zeus) is one of the reference in contemporary art and urban art thanks to his unique style. Today, he is one of the great names”such as JonOne, Kaws, Chevrier, Seen, JR, M.Chat, Imbue, Peeta, Pantone, Okuda, Bordalo II, Vhils, Arsham, Basquiat, Haring, André Saraiva, Koons, Cattelan, Murakami, Stik, Brusk, Obey, Invader, Dface...

Contemporary French urban artist, he has been known since the 1990s for his various Street Art works, notably in Paris. The pseudonym ZEVS — pronounced Zeus — was chosen in reference to the name of the RER (regional express network) A ZEUS, which almost crushed him in 1992 while he working on a graffiti. A complementary interpretation makes the pseudonym an acronym: Visual and Sound Experiment Zone. (in French: Zone d'Expérimentation Visuelle et Sonore)

In the late 1990s, he formed with Space Invader, a mini collective, the @nonymous. Duo making small videos, they co-invaded the city of Montpellier together in August 1999. To his partner's mosaics, Zevs responds with "surlignations" first by bulging a coat of arms (a stormy cloud from which two flashes spring where the Z, E, V and S are read) and then by silhouetted the shadows to the ground with a silver line. elements of street furniture. At the Exhibition Street Art at Agnes b. In 2001, the @nonymous teamed up with André. A video shows the three of them intervening on the façade of the dilapidated ‘Le Diplomate’ hotel on Rue Oberkampf in Paris. This period is documented in Banksy's make the wall! during the kelly Watch the Stars music sequence, a 1998 hit by the band Air. In 2014 release of a biography written by Toke Lykkeberg, Zevs: The execution of an image in Gallimard editions in the Alternatives collection.

Zevs is the sponsor of the 2014 student auctioneers promotion. In 2015 he exhibited in Paris at the Galerie Rive Gauche by Marcel Strouk5. A catalogue was published on this occasion ‘Aguirre Schwarz au pays de l'or noir’ with texts by Elisabeth Couturier, Judicael Lavrador, Alain Broders and Toke Lykkeberg.

He exhibited at the Château de Vincennes in 2016. "Black Eclair"6 is the most important exhibition of the artist in France who had free hand to install his works in the fortress.

Lot details
Title of artwork
Deck Mekanism
Plate signed
Image size
80×20 cm
Sold with frame
Not registered yet?
By creating your free Catawiki account, you’ll be able to bid on any of our 50,000 special objects up for auction every week.
or Sign in