Topic: Art

March 7, 2014

With the Whitney Biennial, one of the biggest events in contemporary art, opening in New York this weekend, there's no better time than the present to present the art analogues for every NFL team. Yes, there is an artist who resembles the Jacksonville Jaguars.

February 11, 2014

It's tough to say that any one pass, among the many in any NBA game, could qualify as seminal. But Jason Williams' canonic off-the-elbow pass in the 2000 Rookie Challenge is not like other passes.

January 22, 2014

Alex Wong is a sportswriter in Canada who has written at The Classical and elsewhere. He also has a new book out full of art and words, and we talked about that.

June 26, 2013

Mike Tyson in the skies of Europe. 

June 17, 2013

All basketball players work in the same medium, with something like the same tools. This doesn't mean they're all the same type of artist, though. We know the greatest players not just by the new things they create, but by how they create them.

April 19, 2013

In The Paint, an exhibition of basketball art produced by a lively, supportive community of artists, was supposed to open in Cambridge on Friday. With the city locked down and in fear, that's currently in doubt. But whenever it opens, In The Paint will be a good thing, and a reminder of some other good things in turn.

March 12, 2013

Ray Allen's brilliance is built on what seems like a simple act of repetition: the same perfect shot, taken and made over and over, for years. But while that's at the center of what makes Allen great, it's not just that. It's a lot more than that.

February 22, 2013

Why did David Rappoccio decide to do Britishized versions of all 32 NFL logos? It's a good question, but perhaps the more important one is how it took so long for someone to undertake this important work.

July 23, 2012

Designer and Cubs fan Brian Lindstrom discusses the art, history, and iconography at play in his "Bases Loaded" series, currently on display at Big Ten conference headquarters in Chicago.

May 3, 2012

With all due respect to Topps and them, Amelie Mancini makes the world's most interesting baseball cards. The French-born artist's hand-printed cards—dedicated to baseball's victims of weird injuries and ill-advised facial hair—are unlike any other. On the occasion of the debut of her new set, "Marvelous Mustaches," we talked baseball, and baseball cards.