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Dirk Nowitzki is one of just two players in NBA history to play 20 seasons for only one team. The Mavericks legend has accomplished countless feats and achieved monumental milestones – from winning the 2011 NBA title to scoring 30,000 career points – all while playing in Dallas. Through his work off the floor, he’s become one of the most recognizable and beloved sports figures in this city’s history.
Commissioned by the Dallas Mavericks for its Season Ticket Holders, Brad Oldham created the limited edition DIRK 20 sculpture first by hand in clay form. After approval from Dirk himself, the sculptures were die-cast in zinc, one-at-a-time, hand-polished and plated in nickel with a custom patina to ensure that it maintains its luster. In his iconic fadeaway stance, the final sculpture measures 8.25” from basketball to toe, a proportional reduction taken from life-size measurements. This process and materials were chosen to provide great detail in a small-scale and individually numbered piece of art.
Season Ticket Holders who renew on or before March 15, 2018 will receive one limited edition DIRK 20 sculpture from the Dallas Mavericks, a gift to you as a dedicated MFFL. If your renewal is paid in full by March 15, 2018 you will receive your DIRK 20 sculpture in April 2018. If you renew by March 15, 2018 and are current on a payment plan, you will receive your sculpture in July 2018.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
From public community spaces to private homes, sculptor Brad Oldham has earned recognition by elevating many environments worldwide with his site-specific artworks. Oldham’s long list of sculptures can be viewed around the globe including local and national favorites: The Traveling Man in Deep Ellum, Together outside of National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C., Whimsy and Wise at the entrance of Mitchell Park Library in Palo Alto, California, The Great One outside of Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre in Brantford, Ontario, and SkyLINK at the Greensboro Children’s Museum in Greensboro, North Carolina.