Mr Kralik paints pictures onto which Martina Navratilova then creates patterns by hitting them with paint-covered tennis balls. From a newspaper article written at the time. In its crudest and, perhaps, most joyful expression, it involves the player hitting paint-covered tennis balls at a canvas, usually marked with court lines and prepared to resemble a playing surface: clay, grass or artificial. "It's just the greatest fun, " says Navratilova, who is in Sydney this week to organise an exhibition of what has been named Art Grand Slam. Some sessions end up with everything, balls, racquets, clothing, me - just covered in paint.It might be imagined that the "paintball" results would resemble the Nine Network cricket graphics that use coloured balls to show where a bowler's deliveries are pitched and how they are handled by the batsman. Rather, they prove remarkably colourful, imaginative and diverse, especially when other features, such as footprints, scuff marks and three-dimensional accessories, including nets, balls and shirts, are incorporated.
Art Grand Slam was the brainchild of the artist Juraj Kralik, who as a teen growing up in the Soviet-controlled Czechoslovakia followed from afar the exploits of a national hero who had sought asylum in the United States and conquered the sporting world. This item is in the category "Books, Comics & Magazines\Books". The seller is "goldcoast_4215" and is located in this country: AU.
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