The Dunk (Perseverance)

Ernie Barnes
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  • motivational poster
  • open edition
  • tribute to women's basketball
  • available framed or ufnramed
  • basketball theme

A motivational sports poster by Ernie Barnes that pays tribute to the virtue "Perseverance". Depicts an African American female basketball player about to slam dunk on a wooden basketball goal. These are the types of basketball hoops found in rural areas of the south and other regions of the United States of America.

The motivational words on the poster reads:

“No matter how difficult the goal the triumph of willpower over weakness will gain success.”

Available framed or unframed.

Unframed Artwork: 30x24 inches (paper size) and 22.5x15.5 inches (image size).
Framed Artwork: Approximately 27.5x20.5 inches (framed) and 22.5x15.5 inches (image size).

Edition Open Edition
Framed Available Framed or Unfrmaed
Height 30 inches
Length 24 inches
Medium Paper
Signed Unsigned
SKU erba126

Ernie Barnes

Ernest Eugene Barnes Jr. was born July 15, 1938, in a poor section ("the bottom") of Durham, North Carolina. His father, Ernest Barnes Sr., worked as a shipping clerk at Liggett Myers Tobacco Company and his mother, Fannie Mae Geer, was employed as a domestic for Frank Fuller Jr., a wealthy Southern attorney who would guide Barnes into the world of art.

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