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Gustav Klimt Skateboard Triptych - Musart on Decks - The Kiss (1907-1908)

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Introducing an exclusive limited edition of 100 Gustav Klimt Skateboard Triptychs, a remarkable addition to Musart's original collection, Musart on Decks. This collection showcases the renowned Vienna Secessionist's most iconic work, The Kiss (1907-1908).

The Kiss portrays a couple locked in a passionate embrace, situated in a space that is both undefined and timeless. The viewer's gaze is drawn to fragments of the couple's bodies, with the man's face intentionally obscured to emphasize the engulfing nature of this intimate moment. Beyond the figures, the rest of the canvas dissolves into shimmering and extravagant yet flat patterns. Klimt's connection to the art nouveau movement is evident in the patterning of the figures, which reflects the visual tension between two-dimensionality and three-dimensionality seen in the works of other modernist artists like Edgar Degas. In The Kiss, the patterns also symbolize gender contrasts, with rectangles representing the man's garment and circles representing the woman's attire. However, these patterns also unite the two lovers into a singular formal entity, underscoring their erotic union.

Scholars believe that The Kiss represents Klimt and his longtime friend, Emilie Flöge, who was part of Vienna's bohemian and fin-de-siècle circles. This masterpiece echoes the sentiment expressed in Friedrich Schiller's famous Ode to Joy: "Joy, thou gleaming spark divine... This kiss to the whole world!"

Musart takes pride in merging tradition and contemporary culture, presenting the exclusive original collection, Musart on Decks. These limited edition skateboard decks display timeless masterpieces from art history, bridging the gap between the traditional art world and the vibrant skateboarding culture, all offered at accessible prices.


Technical Specifications

  • Musart on Decks, The Kiss (1907-1908), 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 Credit: Klimt, Gustav (1862-1918). The Kiss. 1907-1908. Oil on canvas, 180 x 180 cm. Österreichische Galerie im Belvedere. Erich Lessing / Art Resource, NY.


Gustav Klimt was a controversial Austrian symbolist painter during his time. Klimt’s main subject in his work was the female body and the beauty of femininity. Art community heavily criticized his art for being too sensual and erotic. Today, they’ve proven to be some of the most memorable paintings ever to emerge from the Vienna Secession movement. He furthered and advocated for the Art Nouveau movement (also known as Jugendstil in Germany). Eventually, he remains one of the most talented decorative painters of the 20th century. Klimt’s “Golden Phase” is quite possibly his most widely recognized period of art. This period emerged following positive reactions to his work and some financial success. The Golden Phase period included a large variety of paintings created with gold leaf in their production. Many of his works during this time, were very popular due to, in part, this utilization of gold with paint. While Klimt never saw much merit or fame from his work during his life, he has reached immortality in death and has greatly influenced the art community after his passing. Musart is proud to showcase the work of such a genius pioneer, who was incredibly important to the ongoing conversation of the art community as a whole.


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