Back to Press Monday, August 19, 2013

Online auction house Paddle8 ends the summer season with Surf, a sale of works inspired by surf culture, taking place from August 21 through September 4.

Featuring fine art, photography, and surfboards by leading artists.

Estimates range from $200–400 up to $8,000–10,000, presenting an eclectic mix of works panning from Montauk to Malibu. Paddle8 is also pleased to offer select lots in collaboration with Grey Area, ranging from buy-it-now towels by Peter Doig and John Baldessari to a surfboard by Oliver Clegg.

Highlights of Surf include:

After Andy Warhol, The Last Supper Surfboard, 2012 (estimate: $6,000–8,000)
A limited-edition surfboard produced by legendary shaper Tim Bessell in collaboration with the Andy Warhol Foundation, incorporating an image from Warhol's final series of paintings, “The Last Supper” (1986).

Hiroshi Sugimoto, Time Exposed: #330, Tasman Sea, Ngarupupu, 1990 (estimate: $1,000–1,500)
A lithograph print of Sugimoto's haunting photographs of bodies of water, with the horizon line evenly dividing sea and sky. One of two Sugimoto works included in Surf.

Massimo Vitali, Cabri Frio V #24, ca. 2000 (estimate: $2,000–3,000)
A prime example of Vitali's sweeping scenes of beaches in his native Italy, capturing the extraordinary details, glamour, and color of crowds at the sea.

LeRoy Grannis, Crowded Wave, Waimea Bay and Greg Noll, Eddie Aikau & Bobby Cloutier, Waimea Bay (pair), 1966 (estimate: $2,000–3,000)
A pair of photographs capturing the quest for the perfect wave by Grannis, a surfer since 1931 who documented the scene in California and Hawaii in the longboard era of the early 1960s, helping to define the aesthetic of the surf lifestyle.

Michael Dweck, Dave and Pam in Their Caddy, Montauk, 2002 (estimate: $8,000–10,000)
A stunning photograph that reveals the uncovered side of Montauk, exploring the insular and hedonistic subculture of Ditch Plains surfers.

Shepard Fairey, Dark Wave, 2010 (estimate: $800–1,200)
A black-and-white screenprint that merges Fairey's signature style with the tradition of Japanese seascapes.

Surf features additional work by artists including Matt Cusick, Rob Wynne, Peter Dayton, and Slim Aarons, among others.

Bidding is available beginning September 4 at

About Paddle8

Paddle8 is the online auction house, connecting buyers and sellers of fine art and collectibles across the Internet. Paddle8 presents two types of auctions: monthly themed auctions, and benefit auctions in collaboration with non-profits. Founded by Alexander Gilkes, an auctioneer and LVMH veteran, and Aditya Julka, a Harvard Business School MBA and serial entrepreneur, Paddle8 eases the sale and acquisition of art and collectibles via a fully online auction model, offering the lowest available commissions, no public sales records, and extended auction visibility and timelines, enhanced by educational content, in addition to automated post-sale services.

For further information, please contact Sarah Goulet,

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