It’s NBA All-Star Weekend here in L.A. (cue my extended eye roll)
Much like my Superbowl post, this is as close to basketball as I want to get. Here are two examples of Hammons’ basketball drawings created from a charcoal covered basketball that’s repeatedly bounced on a sheet of clean white paper. These works, in addition to his jeweled basketball hoops, are subtly wry commentaries on the institution of sport, celebrity, and access.
With Hammons, less is more, so I’m just going to leave this right here: those that use their platform constructively should never be silenced.