Artist

Arthur Jones

Nationality

American

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Date of Work

1985

Medium

Acrylic on canvas board

Collection/Provenance

UND Foundation Collection

Status

Displayed

Location

Gorecki Alumni Center

Additional Information

Art Jones, former UND Art & Design Chair and current Director of UND Art Collections, taught previously at the University of Kentucky and produced this piece when UK hosted the 1985 NCAA Final Four Basketball Tournament. Created by tossing a paint-coated basketball against a canvas board, the study was preliminary for the image on UK’s 1985 NCAA Final Four poster and for a “performance art” event (also planned by Jones) that involved artists competing against basketball coaches, players, and cheerleaders tossing paint-soaked basketballs at canvases—a glimpse of which was nationally televised during a game in the tournament.

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