The Surf Sale


The Surf Sale
The Surf Sale
Wednesday, August 21 – Wednesday, September 4
Featuring works by Richard Phillips, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Massimo Vitali, and iconic surf
culture photographers LeRoy Grannis and Michael Dweck
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. The sale features fine art,
photography, and custom surfboards by leading artists.
Estimates range from $200–400 up to $8,000–10,000, presenting an eclectic mix of works
spanning 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.
Bidding opens on on August 21 at noon EST, and closes September 4 at 6 PM EST.
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–
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.
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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, [email protected]
Richard Phillips, Untitled, 2013.
Shepard Fairey, Dark Wave, 2010.
Andy Warhol and Tim
Bessell, The Last Supper
Surfboard, 2012.
Massimo Vitali, Cabri Frio V #24, c. 2000.
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