Chinese artist/rabblerouser/rebel/autocrat ass burr Ai Wei Wei  joined the likes of Terry Richardson, Damien Hirst, Banksy, Takashi Murakami, Dface, Dave Kinsey and our personal favorite, ROA, by releasing his own collection of skateboard decks with the illustrious Sk8room crew. A trio of different boards were designed by Weiwei, who matched three of his better known quotes with images from his installations. Normally each board would be signed, but Sk8room had to forgo that touch in order to circumvent potential confiscation issues with China (so much for “throwing stones at a dictatorship” fellas.). Each board will be limited to only 150 decks, and can be purchased for about $1,010 (€750) at SK8room’s online boutique. If you want to feel better about spending a thousand dollars on a skateboard deck, you can comfort yourself by knowing that 20% of the proceeds will go to Skateistan — an admirable non-profit we’ve covered before.

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