With the 2012-13 NBA season slated to start next Tuesday, October 30th, fans are already at a fever pitch. They’re ready to see their favorite players, teams and maybe even some game-winning shots. Well, though the League can’t offer that for another seven days, they do have some big news to announce.
Via our friends at the NBA:
The National Basketball Association (NBA) today announced a partnership with RareInk to offer a collection of cutting-edge, limited-edition artwork featuring NBA players, historical moments and legendary teams.
Available on RareInk.com, the NBA collection launches with 100 pieces featuring artistic interpretations of 40 NBA players and 60 iconic team logos. Each piece is an original work commissioned by RareInk from a pool of internationally acclaimed artists. Additionally, fans will be able to cast their vote on RareInk.com to determine future releases.
“The goal of RareInk’s artwork is to capture the excitement and action of the NBA in a uniquely artistic way,” said Tim Muret, CEO of RareInk. “Fans can shape the future of the RareInk collection by voting for their favorite players and moments to be featured as art pieces.”
Highlights of the assortment include a Jerry West-Magic Johnson-Kobe Bryant triptych; ’90s-era icons such as the Warriors trio Run TMC, the SuperSonics duo of Gary Payton and Shawn Kemp, and the Jazz duo of John Stockton and Karl Malone. Additionally, several Michael Jordan pieces will be featured as well as today’s current NBA All-Stars including Carmelo Anthony, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade. The collection features various styles of art including ultra-realism, street art, minimalism, and screen print-style rock poster art.
Each piece is produced using museum quality archival materials and is offered as either fine art paper prints ($69 and $109) or stretched canvases ($109 and $199). Every piece is a hand-numbered, limited-edition, with release numbers ranging from 100 to 250. The artwork is only available for sale on the RareInk.com.