words // Brandon Richard
Today, the National Basketball Association (NBA) announces a partnership with RareInk to offer a collection of limited edition artwork inspired by NBA players, historical moments and legendary teams.
The NBA Collection launches with 100 pieces featuring artistic interpretations of 40 NBA players and 60 iconic team logos. Each piece is an original commissioned by RareInk from a group of internationally acclaimed artists. Additionally, fans will have the opportunity to cast their vote on RareInk.com to determine future releases.
“The goal of RareInk’s artwork is to capture the excitement and action of the NBA in a uniquely artistic way,” said Tim Muret, CEO of RareInk. “Fans can shape the future of the RareInk collection by voting for their favorite players and moments to be featured as art pieces.”
Highlights of the assortment include a Jerry West-Magic Johnson-Kobe Bryant triptych; ‘90s-era icons such as the Warriors trio Run TMC, the SuperSonics duo of Gary Payton and Shawn Kemp and the Jazz duo of John Stockton and Karl Malone. Additionally, several Michael Jordan pieces will be featured as well as today’s current NBA All-Stars including Carmelo Anthony, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade. The collection consists of various art styles including ultra-realism, street art, minimalism and screen print-style rock poster art.
Each piece is produced using museum quality archival materials and is offered as either fine art paper prints ($69 and $109) or stretched canvases ($109 and $199). Every piece is a hand-numbered, limited-edition, with release numbers ranging from 100 to 250. The artwork is only available for sale on the RareInk.com.