...is the brainchild of famed US contemporary artist, William Quigley. Skrapper
started in 1999 as a socially consciousness brand hosting art, fashion and music events supporting a variety of charitable causes.
As the New York / LA contemporary art world grew internationally, Quigley used Skrapper as a billboard to showcase art, build a community and share its philosophy about the importance of culture, education, giving, kindness and respect to a wider audience. Each piece is a reinvention from an original artwork transforming his restless creativity into a wearable canvas that blur the lines of Art + Fashion.
Quigley was taught by inspiring artists such as Alice Neel, Richard Diebenkorn, Walter Darby Bannard, Laurie Anderson, Lee Krasner, etc. In 1985 had his first exhibition with Andy Warhol in June 1985. He continued showing in the late 80s with Henry McNeil Gallery with artists Julian Schnabel, Basquiat, Haring, Pat Steir, Anselm Kiefer, Baselitz and Albert Oehlen etc. In 1989 began working with Manny Silverman Gallery who exhibited artists like Giorgio Cavalon, Mark Rothko, De Kooning, Helen Frankenthaler, Sam Francis, Robert Motherwell, Rauschenberg and Joan Mitchell. In 1982 Ferran Cano and Ernst Beyeler offered a show in Art Basel and to paint for a year at the Miro Foundation in Mallorca. While in Los Angeles Quigley worked with Red Dog Films, Tom Petty, Madona, Paula Abdul, Prince, Propaganda Films, Squeak Pictures, Dick Buckley, Bill Livingston, David Fincher on music videos and commercials, while meeting and painting commissioned sports figures like Wayne Gretzky, Michael Jordan, Shaquille Oneal, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Magic Johnson. Moving back to New York city in 1999 Quigley gained more notoriety making introductions to brands like Grey Goose /Red Bull, pouring the first cocktail on his birthday, April 29, 1999. Skrapper was created that same year after meeting director Eric Heimbold and Pete Francis, founder of the band Dispatch. Skrapper started promoting Dispatch concerts and designing the album "Who We Living for" in 2000. Quigley performed as a character named Mr. Wiggles and continued designing stages from 1999-2004. In 2007 supporting aids in Zimbabwe & hunger.org in 2015, Dispatch became the only independent band in the US history to sell out Madison Square Garden.
In 2005 along with Jeff Gaites founded "Boarding for Breast Cancer." Focused on organizations and foundations supporting equality, Skrapper has partnered in the marketing of several forward thinking brands aimed at assisting as many foundations and people that need it.
In 2004 Quigley helped produce artist's Michael Dweck's book, "Montauk: The End" with his Skrapper partner Jeremy Miller, and in 2016 had the honor of being invited to play an integral part of promoting the 75 year old tradition, The East Hampton Artists and Writers Charity Softball Game started by his heroes Jackson Pollock, Lee Krasner and Willem De Kooning. The game provides additional awareness and support for 4 Hampton charities: Eleanor Whitmore Childcare Center, Phoenix House, The Retreat and East End Hospice. He has painted Presidents Clinton, Bush, Obama and made a random Donald Trump portrait in 2006, bought by the future President in 2013 at an East Hampton event supporting Guild Hall and Soldier Ride.
Skrapper continues to raise as much as possible for Vets, Health Care, and Soldier Ride.