Edo Ball: The Art of Basketball

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  • Pages from the book Edo Ball: The Art of Basketball
  • Pages from the book Edo Ball: The Art of Basketball
  • Pages from the book Edo Ball: The Art of Basketball
  • Pages from the book Edo Ball: The Art of Basketball
  • Pages from the book Edo Ball: The Art of Basketball
  • Pages from the book Edo Ball: The Art of Basketball
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This series of paintings seamlessly fuses contemporary basketball  imagery with Edo-period Japanese art and culture, with captivating results. Each image riffs on a classic Japanese painting or subject, adding a surprisingly weighty visual twist as Archer’s deft world-building weaves these disparate visual iconographies into a cohesive whole.

Often front and center, an NBA personality is dramatically re-imagined and yet recognizable, surrounded by the myriad  trappings of the “floating” world. See Hokusai’s The Great Wave off  Kanagawa re-imagined as a court bursting apart at the floorboards and carried forward by a surge of hundreds of basketballs. A Torii gateway  becomes the backstop for a basketball hoop, with a backdrop of mountains  and a vast, snowy sky. Brief, accompanying texts describe the thematic  connections between each painting’s converging themes, and explore the roles that culture, community, celebrity, and games play in our daily  lives.

Featuring:
Lebron James • James Harden • The  Mask / Kyrie Irving • Shaquille O’Neal • Dirk Nowitzki • Dikembe Mutombo  • The Brodie / Russell Westbrook • The Splash Brothers / Stephen Curry & Klay Thompson • The Black Mamba / Kobe Bryant • Vince Carter •  Karl-Anthony Towns • The Greek Freak / Giannis Antetokounmpo • The Durantula / Kevin Durant • Allen “The Answer” Iverson • The Reign Man /  Shawn Kemp • Anthony “The Brow” Davis • Damian “Dame Time” Lillard •  White Chocolate / Jason Williams • The Law / Kawhi Leonard  

  • Author:  Andrew Archer               
  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Gingko, 2018
  • 96 pages, 12.5" x 9.5"
  • Color photos and Illustrations throughout
  • ISBN: 9781584237150       
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