Our eyes might’ve gotten accustomed to seeing the sculptures made of clay, ceramics, stone—the classic yet nonetheless impressive materials. But a sculpture made of basketballs? We’re listening…
An art exhibit called Hoops Love is coming to the Bay Area this weekend. It’ll feature the sight you see up top, a sculpture of a 13-foot tall player—the world’s tallest sports sculpture—made by Gustav Gauntlett using basketballs and a pair of size 19 kicks.
“HoopsArtist.com has partnered with Bergeron’s Books in Oakland & the Sunnyvale Art Gallery to present: ‘HOOPS LOVE: A Basketball-Themed Visual Art Exhibit.’ The basketball art show will feature work from 12 local Bay Area artists, including Gustav Gauntlett, the sculptor behind the 13 foot tall player made from basketballs.
‘We are ecstatic to feature world class basketball art from Bay Area artists. With March Madness kicking off, and the Golden State Warriors getting ready for a great playoff run, basketball has never been more exciting here in the Bay Area,’ said Gustav Gauntlett, the show’s curator.
The sculpture features:
-25 full sized basketballs
-Size 19 basketball shoes
-a Warriors-colored paint job from Gustav Gauntlett
The art show will make a tour of the Bay Area, making stops at:
1. Bergeron’s Books – 375 15th Street, Oakland. (March 14th-29th)
-Opening Reception on Saturday March 14th from 7pm-11pm.
2. Sunnyvale Art Gallery – 251 West El Camino Real, Sunnyvale (April 3-4)
-Opening Reception on Friday April 3rd from 7pm-10pm.
-Closing Reception on Saturday April 4th from 4pm-10pm.
The event is also honoring Young Veterans (YV), an organization that prepares low-income student-athletes to build a legacy of success outside of their sport through intensive athletic, personal, and professional development. Our curriculum is carefully designed to optimize the uniquely powerful student-athlete experience for the individual’s long-term benefit.”