A complete set of Supreme skateboard decks was sold for US$800,000 at Sotheby’s online sale. It is the only complete archive of Supreme skate decks in private hands, including all 248 decks produced by Supreme from 1998-2018.
The seller of the collection, Ryan Fuller, was a Supreme superfan. He has been an avid collector of sneakers back in the 90s in high school. He had some friends who worked at Supreme and he started collecting Supreme when they opened their store in Los Angeles in 2005.
20th Anniversary Box Logo Deck, 2014, set of one
Damien Hirst "Spin" Decks, 2009, set of three
Takashi Murakami decks, 2007, set of three
He didn’t start collecting decks until 2008. To form the complete collection, besides those he bought at retails, he embarked on a constant search for those released before 2008. He completed the collection in 2017.
The archive features the unauthorized and recalled Louis Vuitton logo set from 2000 and an authorized collaboration ‘Boite’ skateboard trunk and deck from their Fall-Winter 2017 show, along with an impressive number of artist and artist collaboration decks by Damien Hirst, KAWS, and Marilyn Minter, and more.
The highest price Fuller paid for a single item was the official Louis Vuitton collaboration deck in 2017, retailed at US$56,000. Fortunately for Fuller, who had been shopping at Louis Vuitton for years, he was able to pre-order it before it even released.
KAWS chum decks, signed by KAWS. 2001. Set of Two
George Condo Decks, 2010. Set of three
Estimated between US$800,000 and US$1.2m, the collection was sold for US$800,000, a record for skateboard sales, according to the auction house.