Shaq in the Paint
Apparently being an NBA superstar, actor, author, Ph.D. student, platinum-selling rapper, reserve police officer and U.S. Deputy Marshal was not enough for Shaquille O’Neal. Now the 7-foot-1-inch Cleveland Cavalier is venturing into the art world as a gallery curator. His first exhibition, “Size Does Matter,” opens today at the Flag Art Foundation in Chelsea. The show, which runs through May 27, explores “the myriad ways that scale affects the perception of contemporary art” and includes works by Chuck Close, Cindy Sherman, Jeff Koons, Kehinde Wiley, Lisa Yuskavage and others. And if that wasn’t enough to get your attention, a catalog with an essay by Cleveland native James Frey will accompany the exhibition.