Andy Warhol Surfboards by Tim Bessell bring Warhol’s movie “San Diego Surf” and his art together in perfect harmony. In October 2012, Andy Warhol’s 1970’s movie ‘San Diego Surf’ was released for the first time in New York City at the Museum of Modern Art. Timing couldn’t be more perfect with the release of the first series of Warhol Bessell Surfboards hand crafted by Tim Bessell.
Released in very limited editions, these handmade works were released in collaboration with the Warhol Foundation, taking Andy Warhol’s graphics and combining them with his most popular surfboard shapes.
Bessell is known worldwide for hand-shaping quality surfboards. He opened Bessell Surfboards in the early 80’s and by the early 90’s the company had grown into one of the largest surfboard manufacturers in Southern California. In 2012 he contacted the Andy Warhol Foundation with his idea of collaborating with the infamous artist and after submitting his plan the foundation approved the license.