Art & Basketball documentation

We found some artist works wich are talking about basketball.
Here a selection:


William Lamson solo exhibition at Artspace – September 12, 2009 – January 2010


Lamson installed basketball backboards and hoops enlarged 2.5 times to the scale of The Lot’s 25-foot high rigger poles. The poles define the perimeter of the 90’ x 90’ site and the interior open gravel plaza of about 20’ x 40’. The result is the creation of a miniature basketball court of massive proportions. Artspace provide basketballs to anyone who wishes to use the court through an exchange program with the gallery. You can use your own balls too – please play an enjoy!



The Lot is an 8,000 square foot pocket park located in downtown New Haven, CT. Situated between two highly trafficked streets in the historic and culturally diverse Ninth Square neighborhood, this formerly derelict parking lot was redeveloped in 2005 as a public transit site and green space for communal use. LONG SHOT continues in Artspace’s tradition of expanding opportunities for public art and commitment to community. Lamson’s basketball court will create a function for The Lot’s underused space, promoting play, community interactions, and physical exercise; it will also activate an otherwise dormant, unkempt area.


ver + de este trabajo


LOT 12 “Untitled” by David Hammons, 2000

Perhaps the most amusing work in the auction is Lot 12, “Untitled,” by David Hammons (b. 1943), as it depicts a basketball hoop with a mirror as a backboard that is festooned with crystal and brass sconces and candle-like lights and a net of crystal beads. The 54-by-60-by-16-inch work is unique and was executed in 2000. It has an estimate of $250,000 to $350,000. It sold for $409,500, rather significantly shattering the previous world auction record for the artist of $18,500 set at Christie’s in London in November, 1999.


Michael McGinnis, the head of Phillips’s contemporary art department, said after the auction that the artist’s work is difficult to get. “In this work,,” the catalogue notes, “the basketball hoop was explored as both an icon of black male street cool, as well as a symbol of disenfranchisement and poverty….The surreal fusion of the athletic, common basketball hoop and the pristine, chandelier and crystal elements, not only bring forward the notion of kitsch, but more specifically, make undeniably obvious two very strong clichés in American society: the stereotype that basketball is synonymous with African American males, and the ornate chandelier symbolic of the bourgeoisie ‘Wasp’ society.”


BORDER PATROL Paula Henderson, 2006.


How the contemporary social landscape is shaped and how that social landscape shapes contemporary behavior is the subject of Paula Henderson’s work. In the series of paintings that use abstracted representations of basketball courts, Henderson repeats the dynamic and often colorful lines that divide basketball courts into zones of play to create intricate patterns.



Aleksandar+Jestrovic Or Jamesdin -Performance -action 2003


Partido de Basket entre artístas y críticos de arte


JUST DO IT Aleksandar+Jestrovic Or Jamesdin, 2002.


official weight $ size – sintetic colours on basketball


Escultura que nos encontramos en la Bienal de Cerveira 2009,
no había balones …



John Baldessari,1974.


( best of 36 tries )



otra imágen que encontramos por la red, no sabemos de donde viene…




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