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The Curator Shaq

from NPR.org

NBA Star Shaq Attacks Art World

Basketball star Shaquille O’Neal has forayed into the art world as the curator of the exhibit “Size DOES Matter,” on view at New York City’s FLAG Art Foundation through May 27.

The exhibition, which explores the concept of size through art, features pieces such as Ron Mueck’s “Big Man” sculpture and tiny versions of O’Neal and the Obama family in the eye of a needle, conceived by artist Willard Wigan. Other artists represented include Chuck Close, Jeff Koons, Elizabeth Peyton, Corban Walker and Cindy Sherman.

Stephanie Roach, director of the FLAG Art Foundation, says O’Neal was selected to curate the exhibit because he represents “size not only physically but in terms of how he views life.”

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Posted on March 17, 2010 by Editor

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