05 November 2010
SKI and 2ESAE of URnewyork are exhibiting in the "Art of Basketball" at Art Basel in Miami from December 2-5th, 2010. Presented by the Public Works Department and curated by Billi Kid and James and Karla Murray, the show includes some of the most celebrated graffiti and street artists today (Peep the other artists from all over the world here: ARTISTS). In this exhibition chosen artists are redefining and re-purposing the iconic NBA Basketball and Backboard creating a dynamic, unique canvas that fuses urban culture and the best of street art style found world over.
These boys are doing it-peep more of their works here: URNEWYORK
About URnewyork's "More Than a Game:"
"SHOWS THE DIRECT RELATION BETWEEN ART AND BASKETBALL
GROWING UP HAVING LIMITED FORMS OF EXPRESSION.
FROM THE BALL COURTS TO THE CANVAS,
A WAY TO ENGAGE YOUR TALENTS AND USE OUR SKILLS AS A POSITIVE CREATIVE OUTLET.
WITH HOPES TO INSPIRE, IN THE SAME WAY WE WERE INSPIRED."
From the official website: ART OF BASKETBALL
The Art of Basketball Project 180
Public Works Department has secured licensing rights from the National Basketball Association to re-purpose 180 officially sanctioned professional NBA backboards and 180 official game basketballs and create original works of art by leading graffiti and street artists. These original artworks will be released in multiple editions consisting of 36 individual boards and 36 individual balls. The first edition is scheduled for release in December 2010 and will be exhibited at a dedicated venue in the Wynwood Arts District during the Art Basel Miami 2010 Art Fair. Other editions will follow in 2011.
Photos borrowed from Mike Baca