Top sports art to get you psyched about the Olympics

From baseball and basketball to weight lifting and wrestling, TONY offers its Olympics-size survey of sports art.

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  • Photograph: Courtesy David Zwirner

    Raymond Pettibon, no title, 1999-2000

  • Jean-Michel Basquiat, Untitled, 1981

  • Photograph: Courtesy the artist

    Ewan Gibbs, San Francisco, 2007

  • Photograph: Courtesy the artist

    Todd Hebert, Ball With Lights, 2012

  • Photograph: Courtesy the artist

    Lutz Bacher, Baseballs II, 2011

  • Photograph: Courtesy the artist

    David Adamo, Untitled (The Rite of Spring), 2008

  • Claes Oldenburg, Batcolumn, 1977

  • Photograph: © Jeff Koons

    Jeff Koons, Three Ball Total Equilibrium Tank (Two Dr J Silver Series, Spalding NBA Tip-Off), 1985

  • Photograph: Courtesy the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery

    Hank Willis Thomas, Something to Stand on: The Third Leg, 2007

  • Photograph: Courtesy Anton Kern Gallery

    Jonas Woods, KAJ Fleer, 2008

  • Photograph: Rennie Collection

    Brian Jungen, Michael, 2003

  • Photograph: Courtesy Paula Cooper Gallery

    Paul Pfeiffer, Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, 2004

  • Photograph: Courtesy the artist

    David Hammons, Basketball Installation, 1995

  • Michael Majerus, Yet sometimes, 1998

  • Photograph: Courtesy the artist

    Li Wei, Say failure never I, 2007

  • Andy Warhol, Muhammad Ali, 1978

  • Eadweard Muybridge, from the series "Animal Locomotion," 1887

  • Photograph: Courtesy Adamson

    Lyle Ashton Harris, Memoirs of Hadrian #1, 2008

  • Eadweard Muybridge, from the series "Animal Locomotion," 1887

  • Jean-Michel Basquiat, Untitled (boxer), 1982

  • Eadweard Muybridge, from the series "Animal Locomotion," 1887

  • Photograph: © Rineke Dijkstra

    Rineke Dijkstra, Vila Franca de Xira, Portugal, May 8, 1994

  • Photograph: ©2010 Matthew Barney courtesy Gladstone Gallery

    Matthew Barney, still from Drawing Restraint 17, 2010

  • Photograph: © Catherine Opie

    Catherine Opie, Tyler (2007)

  • Photograph: Courtesy the artist and Praxis

    Shaun El C. Leonardo, Bull in the Ring, 2008

  • Andy Warhol, OJ Simpson, 1977–79

  • Photograph: © Catherine Opie

    Catherine Opie, Football Landscape #9 (Crenshaw vs. Jefferson, Los Angeles, CA), 2007

  • Photograph: Collection of Marcia Goldenfeld Maiten and Barry Maiten

    Marcelino Gonçalves, Reciever, 2002

  • Photograph: Andrew Bordwin

    Allora & Cazadilla, From the series "Body In Flight," 2011

  • Andy Warhol, Wayne Gretzky, 1984

  • Photograph: Courtesy the artist

    Diana Thorneycroft, Winter on the Don, 2007

  • Photograph: Courtesy the artist

    James Carl, Original Six, 1998

  • Photograph: Courtesy the artist

    Kurt Kauper, Derek, 2007

  • Photograph: Courtesy Nyehaus

    Rirkrit Tiravanija “Untitled” (The Future of Chrome), 2009

  • Photograph: Cumulus Studios

    Tom Burr, Untitled (Bouncing Balls) 2010

  • Photograph: Courtesy Marian Goodman Gallery

    Gabriel Orozco, Ping Pond Table, 1998

  • Photograph: Courtesy Walker Art Center

    Sherrie Levine, La Fortune (after Man Ray: 3),1990

  • Photograph: Courtesy BMW

    Roy Lichtenstein, BMW Art Car, 1977

  • Photograph: Courtesy BMW

    Jeff Koons, BMW M3 GT2, 2010

  • Photograph: Courtesy Gladstone Gallery

    Matthew Barney, still from Cremaster 4, 1994

  • Photograph: Courtesy 303 Gallery

    Collier Schorr, Anonymous Cowboy, 2008

  • Photograph: Library of Congress

    Eadweard Muybridge, Athletes Walking High Leap

  • Photograph: Courtesy Paula Copper Gallery

    Paul Pfeiffer, Caryatid, 2008

  • Photograph: Courtesy the artist

    Taku Anekawa, Untitled, 2009

  • Photograph: Courtesy Galerie Brandt

    Kim de Ruysscher, Round Cube, 2011

  • Douglas Gordan and Philippe Parreno, film still from Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait, 2006

  • Photograph: Courtesy David Zwirner

    Adel Abdessemed, Coup de tête, 2012

  • Photograph: Courtesy David Zwirner

    Adel Abdessemed, Coup de tête, 2012, detail

  • Photograph: Courtesy the artist

    Huang Yong Ping, A Football Match, 2009

  • Photograph: Courtesy the artist

    Huang Yong Ping, A Football Match, 2009, detail

  • Photograph: Courtesy Gitte Weise Galerie

    Marcus Wittmers, Siegfried, 2008

  • Photograph: Courtesy Sean Kelly Gallery

    Kehinde Wiley, Legends of Unity, 2010

  • Photograph: Courtesy the artist

    Ana Soler, Causa-Efecto (Cause & Effect), 2011–2012

  • Photograph: Courtesy the artist

    Arno Piroud, Tennis Court, 2010

  • Photograph: Courtesy Anton Kern Gallery

    Jonas Woods, French Open 3, 2008

  • Photograph: Courtesy the artist

    Laurent Perbos , Aire , 2005

  • Photograph: Courtesy the artist

    Raphael Zarka, Riding Modern Art, 2006–2010

  • Photograph: Courtesy Gagosian Galley

    Dan Colen, Poetry, 2010

  • Photograph: Collection SFMOMA

    Collier Schorr, Blair Academy, 1999

  • Photograph: ©1988 Matthew Barney

    Matthew Barney, video still from Drawing Restraint 3, 1988

Photograph: Courtesy David Zwirner

Raymond Pettibon, no title, 1999-2000

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