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The Most Beautiful Thing in the World Today: Stained Glass Basketball Backboards

Fit for the kings of the court

Artist Victor Solomon has uniquely paired luxury with basketball in a new series of backboards and hoops handcrafted from stained glass and jewels, respectively​. 

Aptly titled Literally Balling, the collection nods to our culture’s devotion to the sport and the modern-day kingship of athletes. Solomon—who spent over 100 hours on each individual backboard— aims to ignite conversation about the drift of basketball from street pick-up game to newfound cultural heights, as well as the fragility of superstardom. The collection achieves this both elegantly and playfully.

Literally Balling will be open to the public from February 25 to March 19 at the Joseph Gross Gallery in New York City.