Tyson Reeder Unveils a Basketball for Art Ballers

Don't let the shot clock run down on this rock.

by Emerson Rosenthal
11 April 2016, 5:55pm

Tyson Reeder, 4-Color Pen Ball, 2016. 8 Panel Rubber Basketball. 29.5" Circ.. Edition of 100. $95. Image courtesy the artist

You're literally balling, but what do you have to go with your gilded basketballs and chain mail jerseys, stained glass basketball hoops, and pulverized quartz Chicago Bulls jacket? How about this artist-designed and editioned rock from artist, curator, acclaimed prankster Tyson Reeder? Taking the pen quite literally from his brother, artist Scott Reeder's organizational system—"Green is for art, red for film, blue for sound, and black for boring things like grocery lists"—Tyson Reeder today debuts his 4-Color Pen Ball, a super-limited edition basketball whose design "follows a series of group exhibitions organized by Tyson in which artists were invited to make drawings using only a four-color pen." 

4-Color Pen Ball, a collaboration between Reeder, Artspace, and the New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA), makes its physical debut at NADA New York, and proceeds from the sales will support NADA. It's the perfect aesthetic-athletic fit, especially considering how this year's NADA is actually taking place at Basketball City—oh, and not to mention NADA Hoops, a pickup game organized by the Alliance.  

If you're not up on it, click here to read about how the New Art Dealers Alliance continues to make waves for new dealers, collectors, and art lovers alike. Tyson Reeder will be sign the basketballs at NADA New York during the Opening Preview on May 5th at 2:00PM. Click here for more information.


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