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Mark Gonzales, affectionately known as 'The Gonz', is considered to be the godfather of modern street skating. After picking up a board at the age of thirteen, he achieved legendary status when we completed the iconic trick coined 'The Gonz Gap' in 1986, eventually being named the most legendary skateboarder of all time by Transworld Skateboarding in 2011 and has skated for both Supreme and Adidas.

Though he is considered royalty in the world of skateboarding, the Gonz's iconic influence stretches far beyond. Applauded for his artistic innovation and creativity, The Gonz has long standing collaborations with brands including Adidas, Supreme, Thrasher as well as RETROSUPERFUTURE, JanSport, and Etudes. Known for his unique and eccentric style, his artwork and poems have appeared on boards and in galleries around the world and his zines are highly collectible and sought after by fans of art and skateboarding alike.

This definitive monograph is the most comprehensive book devoted to the extensive work of The Gonz, a pioneer in streetwear, fashion, and art, and arbiter of cool. With written contributions by Spike Jonze, Thurston Moore, and Jonah Hill, and a portfolio of collaborations with Harmony Korine and Ari Marcopolus, this richly illustrated volume gathers more than 30 years of creation by one of the most influential skateboarders of all time.

 

Details

ISBN: 9780847868704
Audience: General
Format: Hardback
Number of Pages: 208
Publication Date: 6 Oct 2020
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
Publication City, Country: New York, United States
Dimensions (cm): 29.2(H) x 24.1(L)

 

Reviews

Renowned book publisher Rizzoli is releasing the first-ever book on the life and times of skate icon Mark Gonzales, and it sounds brilliant. --MONSTER CHILDREN

If anyone from skateboarding should have a book, it's Mark Gonzales. Fortunately, this is [now] happening. --SKATE NEWSWIRE

The fun of making, the fun of designing, the fun of fooling around like a child. Hardly anybody embodies skateboarding like [Mark Gonzales]...and now the Spanish photographer Sem Rubio has dedicated a book to him. --SOLO SKATE MAG

 

Author Biography

Mark Gonzales: Also known as "The Gonz" is an American skateboarder and artist.

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