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Shaq, Art Curator?

The Size DOES Matter exhibit features 66 pieces picked by O’Neal



    Shaq, Art Curator?
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    Ron Mueck's "Untitled (Big Man)" is part of the exhibit curated by Shaq at FLAG, starting Friday.

    Kicking off Friday at Chelsea’s FLAG Art Foundation is Size DOES Matter, a collection of 66 works of art across different media, aimed at highlighting how scale affects perception. So who better to tap for curating the show than 7-foot-1 Cleveland Cavalier center and art collector Shaquille O’Neal, who wears a size 22 shoe?

    Included in the show, according to the Post, are pieces like “Robert Therrien's colossal sculpture of a table and six chairs” and “Ron Mueck's ‘Untitled (Big Man),’ a nearly 7-foot-tall sculpture of a naked, bald man curled up awkwardly, elbows resting on his knees” (pictured). There are also a few works that take O’Neal himself as the subject, such as Willard Wigan’s portrait of the player that’s so tiny, it fits in the eye of a needle.

    The exhibition – whose catalogue includes an essay by Cleveland native/author/Oprah whipping boy James Frey – runs February 19 through May 27, 2010.

    Size DOES Matter
    February 17-May 22, open Wednesday to Saturday, 12-5PM
    FLAG Art Foundation; 545 West 25th Street; 212-206-0220
    More information at