Mounir Fatmi

7 December 2010

In the Art Basel Convention Center, Mounir Fatmi’s skateboards covered in prayer carpet tapestries were mesmerizing. The colors were so vivid, and I enjoy the play between a sacred tapestry covering a skateboard. The colors shimmered on these prayer rugs, and seemed ironic that they were mounted on a skateboard – a fun ‘toy’ meant to ride around the streets with. Maybe the artist wanted to comment on the sacredness of riding skateboards? Either way, I think they are fabulous. They were shown scattered about the floor at Lombard-Freid booth.

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