In exchange for your generous gift to Skyhook Foundation, you will receive Meanings of Numbers, limited edition giclée print by fine artist Charly Palmer.
Every print will include a unique three-dimensional Certificate of Authenticity. Note: the Social Justice Champion logo has been included on screen to prevent reproduction.
- Giclée print ensures longevity with fade-resistant colors.
- The beauty of a giclée print is that each print is as true to the original as possible.
- Each print will have a unique number to certify its authenticity and will be selected upon order.
- Dimensions of the print 20”x20”
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Print with Double Matte and Frame
- This fine art is framed with a solid wood white frame.
- The double matted features Los Angeles Lakers colors
- Ultraviolet high-quality plexiglass is used to prevent fading.
- Unlike glass, the use of lighter Plexiglass prevents the risk of breakage and will not draw moisture. Glass gets cold in the winter and warm in the summer which draws moisture into the paper products over periods of time.
- A foam board backing is provided to protect the artwork
- The frame is papered and wired ready to hang on your wall.
Meaning behind the print
This piece of fine art contains numbers that have important significance to Kareem’s career:
- (Top) "19" representing year; "88, 85, 87" were his years with the Lakers and won the championship
- (Right of painting) “75”; represents him as one of the 75 greatest players of all times for his skyhook shot, and he will also be 75 years old this year
- (Bottom) “47”; represents the year Kareem Abdul Jabar was born
- (Neck area) “38,3,8,7”; is 38,387 total points Kareem scored in his career
- (Top left) “6”;- is the number of MVP awards he has won.
About Charly Palmer
Charly Palmer is an American fine artist, illustrator, and graphic designer. Using a primary medium of acrylic on canvas, his body of work focues on documenting visual narratives of the African American experience. His work has been exhibited in dozens of major galleries and museums across the country and is held in the permanent collections of institutions such as the JPMorgan Chase Art Collection, Lambeau Field Stadium, Fiserv Forum, and the Coca-Cola Company. Palmer was selected by TIME magazine to design its July 2020 cover, as part of the America Must Change issue. His phenomenal work has long dealt with themes surrounding social justice and civil rights and his commission from NBA 2K represents basketball’s overall commitment to these causes.
Charly also created the artwork cover for singer/songwriter John Legend’s most recent album, Bigger Love and received an honorable mention when John Legend was interviewed by Jimmy Fallon. In addition to his fine art, Palmer has illustrated seven acclaimed children’s books and is currently writing others that will represent black children and families at play. Palmer earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the American Academy of Art in Chicago and has lectured widely at American colleges and universities such as Spelman, Morehouse, Brown, UCLA and most recently Fisk.
“As a youth growing up in Milwaukee Wisconsin, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was my hero! It has been an honor to pay tribute to him and what better way to emphasize his classic shot—the Skyhook.”—Charly Palmer