"The community energy in the Dixwell neighborhood of New Haven radiates a friendliness that is uncommon in America. The vibe was big and infectious. From the youth game to the open run, it was an all day bucket fest."
- Blake Gillespie
See the photo essay here.
The public space on the banks of the Mississippi, which honours a Black skiff boat operator who saved 32 people from drowning, features work by Theaster Gates and James Little.
The Art Newspaper
25 September 2023
Hilarie M. Sheets
“There’s something really sensory about it when you step on the court and you look on the ground, you feel that in your shoes and your soles,” [Kevin] Couliau tells SLAM. “It’s sort of a tribute to what we have under our feet for so many hours during our lives.”
21 October 2022
The on-the-courts mural was done as done done in honor of “Super” John Williamson, a New Haven-raised basketball legend, who got his start playing for Wilbur Cross High School before making it to the American Basketball Association (ABA) and National Basketball Association (NBA).
The New Haven Independent
13 June 2023
Edgar Heap of Birds loves basketball. The artist holds season tickets for his team, the Oklahoma City Thunder, and attends every game with family, wearing custom jerseys with his Cheyenne name, Hock E Aye Vi.
14 December 2022
The editors of “Common Practice: Basketball & Contemporary Art,” a book published last year, tracked basketball-related art as far back as 1913 in a lithograph called “Basket Ball Girl.”
The New York Times
12 June 2022
[Common Practice: Basketball & Contemporary Art] brings together the works of 250 artists, among them Richard Avedon, Salvador Dalí, Keith Haring and Andy Warhol, to offer an inclusive view of the sport from the modern lens.
19th May 2021