15 Years Of Gonz & Adidas Global Celebration, BERLIN, GERMANY Exhibition & Retrospective Movie Premiere
Berlin hosted the Gonz 15 Years of adidas Exhibition and Film Premiere Wednesday, July 3, to honor one of the most influential skateboarders of all time, Mark Gonzales, as he celebrates 15 years with adidas. To mark the anniversary, adidas skateboarding brought together six prominent photographers and three iconic filmers who have been fortunate to have worked with Gonz, witnessing first hand the last 15 years of his skateboarding antics. Gabe Morford, Joe Brook, Skin Phillips, Brian Gaberman, Benjamin Deberdt, and Sem Rubio tell Gonz's story through their lenses along with Eric Noren, Dan Wolfe, and Torsten Frank, who share their Gonz moments in the Retrospective film.
The Gebr.Quakatz galley in Kreutzberg was taken over by VIP guests who came to pay homage to the living legend, and get a first look at the movie premiere, which is said to have brought tears to grown men's eyes. Emotions were quickly put back in check, as the film was followed by the Gonz taco truck and more evening festivities. "It was really fun!” says Gonzales of the event. “There was a lot of footage in the movie that I had never seen before and even tricks that I didn’t realize that I had done." The exhibition is open to the public until Saturday, July 6, from 2 p.m.-9 p.m. at Gebr.Quakatz, Gitschiner strasse, 20/22, Berlin, and will embark on a global tour as of Friday, July 5. Keep an eye out for it in a town near you, and mark in your calendar for Monday, July 15, for the video release online.