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Basketball

Accession Number
1943.139

Title
Basketball

Artist(s)
Joseph Vogel

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
1937-1943

Medium & Support
lithograph on paper

Dimensions
17 ⅝ in x 12 4/5 in (44.77 cm x 32.54 cm)

Credit Line
Allocated by the U.S. Government Commissioned through the New Deal art projects

Subject matter
Basketball depicts a men's bastketball game in the 1930s. One player is going for the net with his team behind him and one defender attempting to block the shot. This print was commissioned by one of the New Deal art projects that supported artists during the Great Depression. The artist Joseph Vogel was politically active within the Federal Arts Projects as well as in social and artists movements. 

Physical Description
A team of men in green jerseys and pink shorts competing against a team in blue jerseys at a game of basketball. A player on the green team is in mid-air and appears to be nearing the rim of the hoop with the basketball.

Primary Object Classification
Print

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

Rights
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Keywords
American (North American)
New Deal
WPA
abstraction
athletes
backboards (sports equipment)
basketball
basketball (court ball games)
basketball players
competitions (events)
interiors
modern and contemporary art
motion
sports uniforms

8 Related Resources

Art of the Works Progress Administration WPA
(Part of 16 Learning Collections)
Athletes and Sports
(Part of 10 Learning Collections)
The Human Body, a survey
(Part of 2 Learning Collections)
New Hope
(Part of 3 Learning Collections)
Muscularity in Motion
(Part of: Masculinities)

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