S otheby’s is pleased to present Stacked Decks | The Supreme Collection, a robust offering of 216 mint-condition and shrink-wrapped Supreme skateboarding decks. Ranging in date from 2005 to 2021, each deck represents a different source of inspiration or collaborative effort for the brand. Following Sotheby’s groundbreaking 2019 sale of 248 decks, Stacked Decks | The Supreme Collection encompasses a wide variety of themes, cultural references and material referenced in Supreme decks over the brand’s storied history.
Founded by James Jebbia in 1994, Supreme first opened its doors as a skate shop on Lafayette Street in New York City. The brand humbly built a cult following through their non-compromising NY attitude, pop culture referencing designs, and simple branding such as the now iconic Supreme Box Logo. Emphasizing authenticity and quality, Supreme quickly became the epicenter of the downtown skate community and a clubhouse for like-minded creative individuals.
Supreme furthered its authority in fashion through an eclectic mix of collaborations and limited drops, ultimately developing a devoted fan base. Over 25 years later, with 13 locations spanning three continents, the once underground skate brand has become the pinnacle of streetwear, and a globally recognized institution in the fashion industry.
As a core element of the Supreme brand, it was natural for skate decks to become their form of canvas. Over the years, Supreme skateboards have showcased the work of many pre-eminent photographers, visual artists and musicians. Reminiscent of a time capsule for the brand, the boards have become a highly coveted focal point for collectors.
Sotheby’s is proud to host Stacked Decks | The Supreme Collection as part of its permanent launch into Streetwear and in addition to Sotheby’s drop of the Louis Vuitton x Supreme collection now available for immediate purchase on our Buy Now marketplace.