The Wexner Center, on the campus of Ohio State University, is hosting Hard Targets, a gorgeous exhibit of contemporary art centered on images of men and sport curated by Christopher Bedford (who gives me a run for the money in terms of fanaticism). The installation of Douglas Gordon and Philip Parreno's art-film Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait is intensely moving and worth a visit in and of itself. There is a terrific selection of Catherine Opie's photographs of high school football players, you can see Sam Taylor Wood's video portrait of Beckham taking a nap, and a lot of fabulous basketball art.
On the right is a painting by Jonas Wood, and on the left, a piece by Kori Newkirk. I have an art-crush on Newkirk's sculptures - basketball hoops from which are draped elongaged "nets" made from braided & beaded hair - in other words, he's given the basketball hoop an extension. I wrote an essay, "Soft Subjects," for the show, and you can download a nicely illustrated pdf from the exhibition website (it's towards the bottom of the page).