martina's "art grand slam" gets its due



Now that Roland Garros is under way, Martina Navratilova‘s Art Grand Slam, which we told you about back in March, is finally getting a boost in traffic.

Like the painting above, most of the artwork involved pressing tennis balls onto canvas. It reminds me of a sweatshirt my friend Alex made not too long ago (below, right). One of my favorite paintings is the one of the green shirt (left).

CHECK IT OUT: You can see some of the paintings at the exhibition’s official website. Which are your favorites? Tell us.

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Comments

  1. All of that art is good. It gives you the textures, the color, the sense of movement of tennis. None of it is great though. There’s a certain personality that it lacks. Maybe it’s the drama, the sense of rivalry, and the weird rhythms of the game that make tennis so fascinating. The ones that incorporate a human element (the shirt – which I agree is the best piece, and the footprint in the clay) come closest to giving you that feeling, but I still think the project misses the mark.

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