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
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Jean-Michel Basquiat, Untitled, 1981
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Photograph: Courtesy the artist
Ewan Gibbs, San Francisco, 2007
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Photograph: Courtesy the artist
Todd Hebert, Ball With Lights, 2012
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Photograph: Courtesy the artist
Lutz Bacher, Baseballs II, 2011
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Photograph: Courtesy the artist
David Adamo, Untitled (The Rite of Spring), 2008
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Claes Oldenburg, Batcolumn, 1977
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Photograph: © Jeff Koons
Jeff Koons, Three Ball Total Equilibrium Tank (Two Dr J Silver Series, Spalding NBA Tip-Off), 1985
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Photograph: Courtesy the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery
Hank Willis Thomas, Something to Stand on: The Third Leg, 2007
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Photograph: Courtesy Anton Kern Gallery
Jonas Woods, KAJ Fleer, 2008
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Photograph: Rennie Collection
Brian Jungen, Michael, 2003
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Photograph: Courtesy Paula Cooper Gallery
Paul Pfeiffer, Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, 2004
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Photograph: Courtesy the artist
David Hammons, Basketball Installation, 1995
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Michael Majerus, Yet sometimes, 1998
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Photograph: Courtesy the artist
Li Wei, Say failure never I, 2007
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Andy Warhol, Muhammad Ali, 1978
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Eadweard Muybridge, from the series "Animal Locomotion," 1887
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Photograph: Courtesy Adamson
Lyle Ashton Harris, Memoirs of Hadrian #1, 2008
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Eadweard Muybridge, from the series "Animal Locomotion," 1887
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Jean-Michel Basquiat, Untitled (boxer), 1982
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Eadweard Muybridge, from the series "Animal Locomotion," 1887
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Photograph: © Rineke Dijkstra
Rineke Dijkstra, Vila Franca de Xira, Portugal, May 8, 1994
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Photograph: ©2010 Matthew Barney courtesy Gladstone Gallery
Matthew Barney, still from Drawing Restraint 17, 2010
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Photograph: © Catherine Opie
Catherine Opie, Tyler (2007)
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Photograph: Courtesy the artist and Praxis
Shaun El C. Leonardo, Bull in the Ring, 2008
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Andy Warhol, OJ Simpson, 1977–79
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Photograph: © Catherine Opie
Catherine Opie, Football Landscape #9 (Crenshaw vs. Jefferson, Los Angeles, CA), 2007
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Photograph: Collection of Marcia Goldenfeld Maiten and Barry Maiten
Marcelino Gonçalves, Reciever, 2002
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Photograph: Andrew Bordwin
Allora & Cazadilla, From the series "Body In Flight," 2011
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Andy Warhol, Wayne Gretzky, 1984
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Photograph: Courtesy the artist
Diana Thorneycroft, Winter on the Don, 2007
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Photograph: Courtesy the artist
James Carl, Original Six, 1998
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Photograph: Courtesy the artist
Kurt Kauper, Derek, 2007
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Photograph: Courtesy Nyehaus
Rirkrit Tiravanija “Untitled” (The Future of Chrome), 2009
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Photograph: Cumulus Studios
Tom Burr, Untitled (Bouncing Balls) 2010
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Photograph: Courtesy Marian Goodman Gallery
Gabriel Orozco, Ping Pond Table, 1998
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Photograph: Courtesy Walker Art Center
Sherrie Levine, La Fortune (after Man Ray: 3),1990
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Photograph: Courtesy BMW
Roy Lichtenstein, BMW Art Car, 1977
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Photograph: Courtesy BMW
Jeff Koons, BMW M3 GT2, 2010
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Photograph: Courtesy Gladstone Gallery
Matthew Barney, still from Cremaster 4, 1994
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Photograph: Courtesy 303 Gallery
Collier Schorr, Anonymous Cowboy, 2008
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Photograph: Library of Congress
Eadweard Muybridge, Athletes Walking High Leap
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Photograph: Courtesy Paula Copper Gallery
Paul Pfeiffer, Caryatid, 2008
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Photograph: Courtesy the artist
Taku Anekawa, Untitled, 2009
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Photograph: Courtesy Galerie Brandt
Kim de Ruysscher, Round Cube, 2011
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Douglas Gordan and Philippe Parreno, film still from Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait, 2006
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Photograph: Courtesy David Zwirner
Adel Abdessemed, Coup de tête, 2012
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Photograph: Courtesy David Zwirner
Adel Abdessemed, Coup de tête, 2012, detail
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Photograph: Courtesy the artist
Huang Yong Ping, A Football Match, 2009
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Photograph: Courtesy the artist
Huang Yong Ping, A Football Match, 2009, detail
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Photograph: Courtesy Gitte Weise Galerie
Marcus Wittmers, Siegfried, 2008
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Photograph: Courtesy Sean Kelly Gallery
Kehinde Wiley, Legends of Unity, 2010
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Photograph: Courtesy the artist
Ana Soler, Causa-Efecto (Cause & Effect), 2011–2012
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Photograph: Courtesy the artist
Arno Piroud, Tennis Court, 2010
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Photograph: Courtesy Anton Kern Gallery
Jonas Woods, French Open 3, 2008
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Photograph: Courtesy the artist
Laurent Perbos , Aire , 2005
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Photograph: Courtesy the artist
Raphael Zarka, Riding Modern Art, 2006–2010
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Photograph: Courtesy Gagosian Galley
Dan Colen, Poetry, 2010
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Photograph: Collection SFMOMA
Collier Schorr, Blair Academy, 1999
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Photograph: ©1988 Matthew Barney
Matthew Barney, video still from Drawing Restraint 3, 1988

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