This page is dedicated to helping raise funds to cover medical bills for Dave Hackett's emergency colon cancer surgery. As many of you know medical insurance for extreme athletes is very high and unfortunately his coverage had lapsed by one month leaving him totally uninsured and faced with 100k debt. Like many self-employed professionals some months are magic and some months are tragic. September turned out to be both. The tragic news of colon cancer and the magical team of experts that saved his life became the gift of the experience. Seriously escaping another LOOP of DEATH intact. In helping  to raise funds so that his recovery can be less stressful, Daniel Sturt, legendary skate photographer, has donated his unparalleled photographic talent of Dave Hackett's image doing THE LOOP OF DEATH at Tony Hawk's facility.  This amazing timeless image served as the cover for the 2006 ASR Concrete Wave issue. To offer relief, we are selling a limited run, signed and numbered, to help begin to raise some funds. Dave also has a few gold on black original canvas skate art pieces that he is wanting to sell to help pay those that saved his life.

18" x  24" Dave Hackett "Loop of Death" Poster

To purchase a signed and numbered poster or piece of original skate art, 

go to the links below. 

Please provide a phone number and address for shipping purposes.

We thank you for your participation and truly appreciate the contribution.

It means a great deal to a great skater.

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Purchase a LOOP of  DEATH Poster






For those of you who would like to purchase Original HACKETT SK8Art 

please call 760-688-6310


Abstract 30" x 40" Acrylic on Canvas


David Jude Hackett attended Otis Art Institute of Parsons School of Design in the 1980’s while working as an Artists assistant to Venice Contemporary fine artist Jim Ganzer. At the time Ganzer was working in mediums such as polymer surfboard resin, house paint, marble and palm fronds- all found materials Hackett would help him collect and fashion together creating sculptures and large paintings using abstract tools for brushes. During this time Ganzer introduced Hackett to other important Venice artists including Billy Al Bengston, Laddie Dill, Peter Alexander and Ed Rucha, All would become major influences in Hackett’s style and lifestyle as a Fine Artist. In 1984 Ganzer founded Jimmy’Z sportswear, and Hackett found himself working as assistant art director creating hundreds of commercially successful tee shirt and fabric print designs using materials the two would collect in the jungles of Costa Rica while painting in a make-shift art studio on the beach. Hackett matured as a fine artist creating these prints- One of which, Hackett created using his skateboard and earning him The 1989 Tommy Award for Men’s Sportswear by the American Printed Fabrics Council. This award solidified Hackett’s trademark style- “Action Painting” using his Skateboard as his Brush…divorced from any recognizable images characteristic of any subject matter related to daily life, Hackett instead considers each canvas as an arena in which to act, instead of a space to reproduce or “Paint” a present or imagined object. Hackett’s canvasses are an Event- An “Action oriented creation meant to inspire movement in the observer. For Hackett, Action means Physical Exertion, Movement in all directions, unfolding and revealing spatial dimensions that one can begin to imagine and hypothesize the very meaning of Space and Time…colliding with oil and canvas…The Flow of Hackett’s “SkatePaintings” and the relation of events are seen as a continuous process- One measure of time overlapping an other. This combined with Hackett’s expression of Radical Free movement presents itself as moments registered in absolute Risk, and complete and total Commitment. David Hackett is a true Original Action Expressionist.

Other SK8art pieces are available. Call to have available images emailed for consideration.



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