Much of the Miami Marlins’ roster from last season has departed, but the team’s true centerpiece—the home run sculpture in the outfield—is set to remain, at least for now. That’s not for lack of trying by CEO Derek Jeter, who’s indicated that he’s not a fan. But the fact that the statue is considered public art (due…
This essay was originally published in the Threepenny Review (1994), is featured in Sante’s anthology, Kill All Your Darlings, and appears here with the author’s permission.
A little more than three months ago, Cleveland pitcher Carlos Carrasco revealed some breathtaking artistic skill in the dugout as he transformed an ordinary baseball into a remarkable sculpture of José Ramírez. (With the help of some of his rotation mates, of course.)
“I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.”
Mural Arts Philadelphia unveiled the 4,001st mural it has put up in the city this morning, a work by Ernel Martinez titled 76ers: Beyond the Court.
If art is supposed to be provocative, to generate questions and discussion and interest, then the bust of Cristiano Ronaldo unveiled outside the airport now named after him was a rousing success, even if it completely failed as an accurate representation of what Ronaldo actually looks like. You know who else was…
The eyes! For the love of god, do not look into the eyes!
What is good art? A silly question asked by silly people throughout history. I scoff at them!
Take a second and think back to some of the highest artistic achievements you’ve seriously engaged with—The Brothers Karamazov, Mingus Ah Um, The General, whatever—and fix them in your mind, thinking about how they expanded your sense of human possibility. Now consider baseball Hall of Fame voter Steven Marcus’s ballot
Earlier today, local news station NY1 stumbled upon a “mysterious” statue of a mostly naked Hillary Clinton “depicted with horse hooves, and standing on what appeared to be printouts of emails. The statue also featured a Wall Street banker pressed against her left breast.” So of course, some shit went down. It was a…
Justin Bieber, apparently bored with apologizing in song and antagonizing Post Malone, has started exploring a new medium. He took to Instagram recently to present some visual art, in the salacious person of a NSFW tomahawk-wielding manga nymph. While I cannot endorse his choice of material—is this not just an adult…
Over at Bleacher Report, animator Case Jernigan has made artistic renderings of some of this season’s most memorable soccer tricks and feints. The results are pretty awesome:
Suburban dirtballs of the 1980s are a lost culture, worthy of academic study, that disappeared abruptly, leaving mysterious artifacts for future generations to work over. Think of them as, say, the ancient Mayans, only with mullets.
It’s hard to imagine another goal in this season’s Premier League topping that marvelous juggling number Tottenham’s Dele Alli scored a few weeks ago, so it’s only right that this work of art be recreated in another work of art—this time done in crayon. It’s so good both ways.
Just look at Mathieu Flamini’s face here. Sure, his mouth is like that since he’s worried Yaya Touré’s shot might hit the back of the net, but he’s also gotta be like “Daaaamn, that’s the sweetest stroke I’ve ever seen.” Check this out:
The Tom Brady courtroom sketch artist received 700 emails that day. “Things like, ‘you’re an A-hole’ and ‘you shouldn’t go to work drunk.’”
Courtroom sketch artist Jane Rosenberg caught hell for drawing Tom Brady like a gloomy zombie in his Ballghazi hearing in New York Federal Court earlier this month, but when the Patriots quarterback returned for another hearing today, Jane was ready for redemption.
Our pal Shawn visited the National Sports Collectors Convention this weekend and wrote up some of his strangest findings over at Hall of Very Good. One item, however, caught our eye: this oil painting by Justyn Farano of the famous Nolan Ryan-Robin Ventura brawl that took place 22 years ago. We’d hang this in our…