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Photograph: Courtesy David ZwirnerRaymond Pettibon, no title, 1999-2000
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Jean-Michel Basquiat, Untitled, 1981
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Photograph: Courtesy the artistEwan Gibbs, San Francisco, 2007
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Photograph: Courtesy the artistTodd Hebert, Ball With Lights, 2012
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Photograph: Courtesy the artistLutz Bacher, Baseballs II, 2011
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Photograph: Courtesy the artistDavid Adamo, Untitled (The Rite of Spring), 2008
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Claes Oldenburg, Batcolumn, 1977
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Photograph: © Jeff KoonsJeff 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 GalleryHank Willis Thomas, Something to Stand on: The Third Leg, 2007
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Photograph: Courtesy Anton Kern GalleryJonas Woods, KAJ Fleer, 2008
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Photograph: Rennie CollectionBrian Jungen, Michael, 2003
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Photograph: Courtesy Paula Cooper GalleryPaul 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 artistLi 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 AdamsonLyle 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 DijkstraRineke Dijkstra, Vila Franca de Xira, Portugal, May 8, 1994
 (Photograph: ©2010 Matthew Barney courtesy Gladstone Gallery)24/61
Photograph: ©2010 Matthew Barney courtesy Gladstone GalleryMatthew Barney, still from Drawing Restraint 17, 2010
 (Photograph: © Catherine Opie)25/61
Photograph: © Catherine OpieCatherine Opie, Tyler (2007)
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Photograph: Courtesy the artist and PraxisShaun El C. Leonardo, Bull in the Ring, 2008
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Andy Warhol, OJ Simpson, 1977–79
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Photograph: © Catherine OpieCatherine Opie, Football Landscape #9 (Crenshaw vs. Jefferson, Los Angeles, CA), 2007
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Photograph: Collection of Marcia Goldenfeld Maiten and Barry MaitenMarcelino Gonçalves, Reciever, 2002
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Photograph: Andrew BordwinAllora & Cazadilla, From the series "Body In Flight," 2011
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Andy Warhol, Wayne Gretzky, 1984
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Photograph: Courtesy the artistDiana Thorneycroft, Winter on the Don, 2007
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Photograph: Courtesy the artistJames Carl, Original Six, 1998
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Photograph: Courtesy the artistKurt Kauper, Derek, 2007
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Photograph: Courtesy NyehausRirkrit Tiravanija “Untitled” (The Future of Chrome), 2009
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Photograph: Cumulus StudiosTom Burr, Untitled (Bouncing Balls) 2010
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Photograph: Courtesy Marian Goodman GalleryGabriel Orozco, Ping Pond Table, 1998
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Photograph: Courtesy Walker Art CenterSherrie Levine, La Fortune (after Man Ray: 3),1990
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Photograph: Courtesy BMWRoy Lichtenstein, BMW Art Car, 1977
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Photograph: Courtesy BMWJeff Koons, BMW M3 GT2, 2010
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Photograph: Courtesy Gladstone GalleryMatthew Barney, still from Cremaster 4, 1994
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Photograph: Courtesy 303 GalleryCollier Schorr, Anonymous Cowboy, 2008
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Photograph: Library of CongressEadweard Muybridge, Athletes Walking High Leap
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Photograph: Courtesy Paula Copper GalleryPaul Pfeiffer, Caryatid, 2008
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Photograph: Courtesy the artistTaku Anekawa, Untitled, 2009
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Photograph: Courtesy Galerie BrandtKim 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 ZwirnerAdel Abdessemed, Coup de tête, 2012
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Photograph: Courtesy David ZwirnerAdel Abdessemed, Coup de tête, 2012, detail
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Photograph: Courtesy the artistHuang Yong Ping, A Football Match, 2009
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Photograph: Courtesy the artistHuang Yong Ping, A Football Match, 2009, detail
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Photograph: Courtesy Gitte Weise GalerieMarcus Wittmers, Siegfried, 2008
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Photograph: Courtesy Sean Kelly GalleryKehinde Wiley, Legends of Unity, 2010
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Photograph: Courtesy the artistAna Soler, Causa-Efecto (Cause & Effect), 2011–2012
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Photograph: Courtesy the artistArno Piroud, Tennis Court, 2010
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Photograph: Courtesy Anton Kern GalleryJonas Woods, French Open 3, 2008
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Photograph: Courtesy the artistLaurent Perbos , Aire , 2005
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Photograph: Courtesy the artistRaphael Zarka, Riding Modern Art, 2006–2010
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Photograph: Courtesy Gagosian GalleyDan Colen, Poetry, 2010
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Photograph: Collection SFMOMACollier Schorr, Blair Academy, 1999
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Photograph: ©1988 Matthew BarneyMatthew Barney, video still from Drawing Restraint 3, 1988

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.

By Howard Halle
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