Thursday, May 13, 2010
Just for Kicks // The Art of the Game
In anticipation of next month’s World Cup in South Africa, FIFA has commissioned 17 artists to create limited-edition soccer-themed prints. The Cup organizers initiated the art-for-athletics program back in 2006, printing posters by the likes of Andreas Gursky to promote the German games. This year’s portfolio includes a drawing by the South African artist William Kentridge of a player in midkick (above); a latex sculpture of an elephant, its trunk wrapped around the ball, by the German-born Isolde Krams; and a colorful embroidered work by the Sudanese artist Hassan Musa, who reimagines Jacob’s tussle with the Archangel as a center-field struggle. The original artworks were auctioned at New York’s Phillips de Pury, but the signed and numbered prints — 2,010 of each image — go for as little as $121. Go to 2010artedition.de.
From T Magazine.