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COARSE Presents Flake – Anniversary Bust

HERE WE GO! First of all, we must send our congratulations to the fine folks at COARSE as they celebrate 20 years of course! Always pushing boundaries and treating your retina with stunning art and designer toys. We doubt our bank balance would agree, HA. To celebrate COARSE presents to you Flake – Anniversary Bust.

When I first sculpted Flake in 2003, I never imagined Sven and I would still be telling stories through vinyl art two decades later. Your support, patience, and kindness has kept us going throughout these past years. Whether you discovered coarse recently or have been with us since the very beginning: Thank you, truly.


Rise back up. Show them who you are.

To celebrate 20 years of vinyl storytelling, we are proud to present Flake – Pain, an anniversary edition of the iconic skateboarder that marked coarse’s beginning in 2003.

The original bust was hand-sculpted by Mark Landwehr two decades ago and was never sold or released, remaining an original sculpture in the coarse vault. This Pain edition is a replica of that original handmade bust, re-sculpted with new techniques. Despite the red splashes of blood on Flake’s face and chest, a formidable grin creeps across his face. Nothing can keep him down. 

Each order contains one monochrome vinyl Flake bust, bloody from trying to get through another day. He will arrive in a color-printed gift box an embedded in black sponge. One Family & Friends application card is included with every bust.

This sculpture represents one of the most important moments in coarse’s history and two decades later its meaning still resonates with us. Life will always find a way to knock you down. So be ready to fall. But be made to rise up.


Limited to 9 pieces, Flake – Walnut [18”] is handmade from American walnut wood entirely in COARSE Los Angeles studio.

This is a rare opportunity for a piece from COARSE gallery-quality walnut series to join your collection.

Every coarse original comes with a signed certificate of authenticity, and prices include global shipping.

To celebrate 20 years of coarse, they are releasing the Flake bust for the very first time, and the sculpture is now available for Family & Friends members at

Normal Public release will be 1st March 2023,

07:59 am Los Angeles
10:59 am New York
04:59 pm Berlin
11:59 pm Hong Kong

Visit online for more details. Find COARSE via Facebook and Instagram.

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