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Egon Schiele Skateboard Triptych - Musart on Decks - Self-Portrait with Peacock Vest, Standing (1911)

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We are delighted to introduce Musart's exclusive original collection, Musart on Decks, which showcases limited edition skateboard decks displaying timeless masterpieces from art history. This collection beautifully bridges the gap between the traditional history of art and the contemporary skateboarding culture, all at accessible prices.

As part of our original Musart on Decks collection, we present a highly sought-after limited edition: the Egon Schiele Skateboard Deck Triptych. This exclusive release features 100 decks adorned with Schiele's notorious work, Self-Portrait with Peacock Vest, Standing (1911). 

Egon Schiele's Self-Portrait with Peacock Vest, Standing (1911) is a remarkable departure from his usual self-portraits. Unlike the depictions of misery, despair, and grief that often characterized his work, in this piece, we see Schiele in an almost arrogant and proud stance. A white aureole surrounds his head, reminiscent of images of saints or Byzantine fresco representations of Christ. Like other members of the German Expressionist movement, such as Gustav Klimt, Schiele was influenced by Nietzschean philosophy, believing that art and the artist have the power to bring salvation to humanity.

It is worth noting that this self-portrait marks the first appearance of the V-shaped gesture of Schiele's hand, positioned in front of the solar plexus of his chest. This gesture adds a unique and symbolic element to the composition, further enhancing the depth and meaning of the artwork.

Don't miss the opportunity to own a piece of this extraordinary collection. The Egon Schiele Skateboard Deck Triptych is a testament to Schiele's artistic evolution and his profound impact on the art world.

Technical Specifications

  • Musart on Decks, Self-Portrait with Peacock Vest, Standing (1911) Triptych Limited edition of 100
  • Skateboard Deck Sets Material: 100% Canadian/American Maple wood.
  • Measurements Mellow Concave Skateboard set of 3: (Angles) Approx. 19.25º nose and 18.5º tail with a medium center concave. (Dimensions) 32″H x 8″L x 0.5″W Inches (est.)
  • Weight: 8.14 lbs (est)
  • Additional Features: Includes Skateboard Deck Display wall mounts.
  • Photo Credits: © Egon Schiele, Self-Portrait with Peacock Vest, Standing (1911). Found in the collection of Albertina, Vienna. Photo Credit: HIP / Art Resource, NY.


Egon Schiele was an Austrian Expressionist painter. Gustav Klimt, figurative painter of the early 20th century, was a mentor. Egon Schiele was associated but not part of the German Expressionist movement. Schiele watched the slow, painful death of his father at 15 years old after contracting syphilis. Schiele began his artistic formal training the year after his father died. He enrolled in Vienna’s Academy of Fine Art in 1906, where he became the protégé of Gustav Klimt, who invited Schiele to exhibit some of his works with his own, and those of, among other artists: Vincent Van Gogh and Edvard Munch. Although Klimt and Schiele remained close throughout their careers, and that Klimt deeply influenced Schiele’s art, he did not fully share Klimt’s inclination towards the decorative. Like Gustav Klimt and his lavish use of gold leaf, Egon Schiele also took inspiration from Byzantine religious art. This gesture resembles the blessing hand gesture of Christ Byzantine representations, such as the Christ Pantocrator fresco found at the Chora Church in Istanbul. When Schiele exhibited with Van Gogh and Munch, their emotional content made a deep impression on him. However, eventually, Schiele surpassed all of his contemporaries, including Van Gogh and Munch in the portrayal of emotional states and tormented psyches through the representation of withered bodies. During his tragic but prolific career, Schiele produced more than 3,000 paintings and drawings. Most of these paintings and drawings consist of nude figure studies of men and women in gouache and watercolor on paper. It includes approximately a hundred self-portraits. Much like other 20th-century German Expressionist artists, Schiele’s figure studies and self-portraits evidence a strong interest in emotional and psychological states. Schiele’s tragic life ended when he contracted the Spanish Flu in 1918, he was only 28 years old.


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