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WHAT'S GOING ON AROUND AND AROUND HERE?

Dec. 04, 1978
Dec. 04, 1978

Table of Contents
Dec. 4, 1978

Campbell
Cross-Country
Steve Nelson
College Football
College Basketball
Pro Football
Horse Racing
Gymnastics
The Pistol
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

WHAT'S GOING ON AROUND AND AROUND HERE?

Artist Rob Kaufman extends an invitation to his fantasy world, a vision of basketball that is hardly the game he knew as a 6'2" forward on his Chatham Township, N.J. high school team, but the game he imagined then and drew seven years later. The only rule in looking at the next few pages is that literal interpretation is forbidden, not to say impossible. Heed Kaufman's words: "I do not draw what is, but rather I draw what might possibly be." His art is "symbolistic, not surrealistic," rendered in pen and ink or colored pencils. Kaufman, who now lives in New York, explores the "icons of the game"—sneakers and basketballs, arms and legs and heads and hoops. By expanding, contracting, enlarging and shrinking them, he comes up with totally fresh images. How to interpret Kaufman's work? Don't expect Kaufman to tell you. That would only spoil a lot of the fun.

This is an article from the Dec. 4, 1978 issue Original Layout

EIGHT ILLUSTRATIONSROB KAUFMAN