FTC Skateboarding, Jim Marshall Photography LLC and Carlos Santana, in association with San Francisco Art Exchange (SFAE), announce a new series of limited-collector-edition FTC skateboard deck sets showcasing influential images of music icon Carlos Santana taken at Woodstock by renowned rock photographer Jim Marshall.
The decks will be released Friday, November 20 at FTC Skateboarding (1632 Haight St., San Francisco, CA 94117), with a kickoff event at noon featuring special guests and a selection of Jim Marshall's photography.
These special-edition five-piece deck sets are double-sided pentaptychs, that is, when a side is displayed together, a panoramic image is formed. One side features Marshall’s iconic photo of Santana at Woodstock; the reverse side, Marshall’s famous fisheye photo of Santana on the Woodstock stage amid a sea of people. Produced in a limited run of 100, the sets are available at $500 each, with 100% of proceeds benefiting Carlos Santana’s Milagro Foundation, which addresses the needs of underserved and vulnerable children in the areas of education, health, and the arts; the Jim Marshall Fellowship at UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism; and San Francisco's after-school skateboarding programs.