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BRONZE ERODED BASKETBALL
Bronze eroded basketball is a sculpture made of cast bronze which is hand finished with a custom torch scored patina. Inspired by the global reach of basketball, this work falls into Arsham's fictional archaeology series in a new process using the antiquities that bronze is associated with Bronze. basketball an amalgamation of past, present, and future. The torched patina disrupts the material properties of the bronze and brings out a rainbow light refraction in the metal. Produced in a limited edition of 99 sold for $9,500. Bronze basketball comes encased in a custom resin-cast Arsham Studio crate, containing embossed care labels and clear-cast silicone footings to protect the edition during transport. The clear crate, which doubles as a display case, is designed to catch light in contrast to the solidity of the bronze. Each edition comes complete with a pair of Arsham Studio art handling gloves that should be worn at all times when handling the work.
Arsham’s multidisciplinary art combines art, architecture and performance. Raised in Miami, Florida, Arsham attended the Cooper Union in New York City where he received the Gelman Trust Fellowship Award in 2003.
Arsham’s work has been shown at PS1 in New York, The Museum of Contemporary Art in Miami, The Athens Biennial in Athens, Greece, The New Museum In New York, Mills College Art Museum in Oakland, Cincinnati CAC, SCAD Museum of Art in Savannah GA, California and Carré d’Art de Nîmes, France among others.
His latest series, Future Relic, is two years in the making and consists of nine short films that depict a future civilization before and after Earth undergoes major ecological changes. The series also includes sculptures of petrified twentieth-century media artifacts constructed to look like artifacts decaying from obsolescence. In 2017, he was named to HypeBeast's HB100 list for their top 100 influencers in the industry. He's worked with brands like DIOR and KITH and continues to grow his influence in art and pop culture.