The art form that is the game of basketball is seldom regarded as such. However, the style and grace that is required to play the game at its highest level resembles that of a Basquiat painting, curated to supreme excellence. This past weekend Victory Lap USA set out to restore that feeling by having the worlds of art and basketball collide with their 1st Annual Ball Is Life Art Exhibit. Victory Lap USA is a men’s clothing brand based out of Brooklyn, NY that prides itself on the quality, fit, construction, and reliability of their products. Victory Lap’s passion for sports is evident in their clothing designs.

With a starting five comprised of painters and photographers Maxime Hilaire, Jon Lopez, Pel, James Thigpen Jr., and Taha Clayton, Victory Lap held court by displaying each of the artist’s finest works, inspired by the game we all love. The gallery was filled with a myriad of pieces that captured various facets of the game. From shots of the playground, that many consider to be the true essence of the game; to more intricate pieces with greater meaning, every level of fan of art could enter the room and relate to at least one of the pieces on display.

Be sure to visit the Victory Lap website for more updates and look out for their 2nd Annual Ball Is Life Exhibit coming in 2016.