Art for Art’s Sake

Posted by Rob Mahoney on October 23, 2012 under xOther | Be the First to Comment

The world of displayable basketball memorabilia used to be quite small, and quite simple. Kids tacked up posters of their favorite players or pennants of their favorite teams. An autographed jersey or ball was locked away in a case. Magazine spreads or basketball cards were stuck to bulletin boards. There wasn’t much to be found that was particularly artistic or restrained, and even less that translates well to the modern day without a sense of irony.

But thanks to the likes of Jacob Weinstein and Joel Kimmel, the NBA has become a fascinating subject for online-order consumer art. Elegant basketball-themed wall decoration is but a Paypal account away, and now a company called RareInk — via an official NBA license — is looking to stake a claim in that growing market.

And boy, have they.

The Mavs-related options aren’t necessarily vast, but are impressive in their own right:

Nowitzki1_Framed

Mavericks2_Main

Check out RareInk’s archives in their entirety here.