Shaquille O'Neal is a 15-time NBA All-Star, 4-time NBA Champion, film and video game star, comedy tour host, and a platinum status rapper, so there aren't many things that he can't do. The big man is scheduled to return to the art world to curate his second exhibition in four years, this time at EXPO CHICAGO, The International Exposition of Contemporary and Modern Art.
The exhibition is titled "SHAQ LOVES PEOPLE," and it is presented by the FLAG Art Foundation. Shaq will curate a collection that, according to the press release, will feature "portraits of people of various races, cultures and ethnic backgrounds by both emerging and established international artists." His first foray into art curation was back in 2010 with the "SIZE DOES MATTER" exhibition, also presented by the FLAG Art Foundation. That show included works by Chuck Close, Cindy Sherman, Kehinde Wiley, Yinka Shonibare, Peter Max, and a host of others, so it will be interesting to see which pieces Shaq includes this time around.
EXPO CHICAGO kicks off on Sept. 18 and runs through Sept. 21, 2014.
UPDATE SEPT. 16 12:45 P.M. ET: Shaq has announced the roster of artists for his new show, which includes Kamrooz Aram, Tau Battice, Dawoud Bey, Mark Bradford, Marc Dennis, Jamie Diamond, Ben Durham, Awol Erizku, Hossein Fatemi, Genevieve Gaignard, Ellen Gallagher, Ewan Gibbs, Bruce Gilden, Nir Hod, Cary Kwok, Wayne Lawrence, Mary Ellen Mark, Ron Mueck, Jeff Muhs, J.D. Okhai Ojeikere, Carlos Rolón/Dzine, Ferdinando Scianna, Martin Schoeller, David Seymour, Cindy Sherman, Malick Sidibe, Jim Torok, Mark Wagner, Corban Walker, and Kehinde Wiley.