June 28, 2011
Alert the 10-year-old version of yourself.
Because this concerns the both of you.
We’ve uncovered a strange and mysterious artifact from the past.
Yes, it is that Lawrence Taylor poster with the lasers from your old bedroom.
Presenting For the Kids, a treasure trove of an art exhibit and pop-up store selling rare sports posters from the ’80s, open now through the end of July at Freemans.
Somewhere out there is a wall of yours that’s begging to be covered by a giant picture of shirtless Lenny Dykstra atop a bed of nails. So you’ll plan an art date (allot enough time to grow a discerning handlebar mustache) and stop by Salon 94 at Freemans. There, you’ll find a collection of bona fide relics from the renaissance period of sports posters (1986-1990). Including but not limited to: Dominique Wilkins floating in space, James Worthy: Attorney at Law and Herschel Walker running from an exploding hydrogen bomb.
The original masterpieces will each be sold off for $1,500 (a small price to pay for something you’ll pass down to great-grandchildren), but if you’re in the market for the kind of art that’s machine washable, there are also six limited-edition T-shirt versions available.
You always thought Patrick Ewing had a face for T-shirts.
For the Kids
1 Freeman Alley
New York, NY 10002