Thée & Luvsumone (Moisés Frank)

IMPORTANT NOTE: This is a PRE-AUCTION only – the online auction will transition to the live auction event at CJ’s SKATEPARK (in Mississauga) on Thursday May 9th, beginning at 7pm.  Event details below.  If you are the high bidder when the online auction is closed at noon on May 8th, your standing bid will carry over to the live auction event at the Skatepark!

Winning bidder can pay for and pick up their items at CJ’s Skatepark during regular hours.

Student: Thée

Artist: Luvsumone (Moisés Frank)

Message from the team:

“My name is Thée and I’m a student at Oasis Skateboard Factory. My brand is Krude Kids. Krude Kids exists to say “f- you” with a smile. My brand uses a fun and cartoony style to depict teen stereotypes with a crude edge.

I worked with Moisés Frank (aka luvsumone) on this collaboration. Moisés is a muralist and graffiti artist who has travelled the world creating murals with oil paint and spray paint. His work is realistic, colourful and fun and he has exhibited his work at XSpace, Gladstone and the Art Gallery of Ontario.

We set out to embody OSF in a board with this piece while still expressing the Krude Kids aesthetic and came up an image of a person literally ripped apart (with OSF classroom elements located inside their body). The graphic reminded us so much of the game Operation that we decided to go ahead and shift the graphic into a purposeful riff off the game. I drew and filled in the character using pencil crayons, and then Moisés finished the board using spray paint.”

The Oasis Skateboard Factory (OSF) is an award-winning TDSB alternative high school program where at-risk youth earn credits and graduate by building and selling skateboards and running a small design business. For Oasis Skateboard Factory’s 10 year anniversary, students were partnered with professional artists to create a unique rolling work of art. From adding illustrations and paintings to creating sculptures from cut up decks, OSF students and their artist collaborators go beyond the skateboard form and into the realm of high art.

All boards on display will be displayed at CJ’s SKATEPARK from April 16th – May 9th and will be available for public auction on the online JBM auction site.

On May 9th, the online auction bids will transition to the live auction event at CJ’s SKATEPARK beginning at 7pm where there will be a cash bar serving wine and beer. Proceeds from the auction will go towards supporting OSF’s unique programming.  Parking is free.

CJ’s SKATEPARK is proud to support such an amazing school!