Magic Johnson, Los Angeles, November 7, 1991 by Alyssa Winans

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Artist Statement

"The jumping off point for this moment was straightforward: Magic Johnson’s initial announcement had been recorded and was available for me to watch. It was emotional. I went with almost a straight portrait from that day, with a nod to the Lakers colors. For me, this moment was about awareness. In the case of the HIV virus, which is a continuing global concern, awareness and access to a means of protection are vital. When prominent figures step forward and talk honestly about his or her circumstances, I think that people tend to sit up and take notice. I hope that through Magic Johnson’s actions that day, and the efforts of him and numerous other organizations and individuals since then, more and more people are able to remain safe and healthy." - Alyssa Winans

Based in San Francisco, Alyssa is concept artist and illustrator, a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, and is fond of imaginative illustration, yellowtail and frozen yogurt.

About Transcend

Transcend is a collection of designs depicting the men and women, movements, and moments which transcend any one team or sport or era and hold power and meaning far beyond any scoreboard. Proceeds support Boys & Girls Clubs, promoting and enhancing the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence.

About our Prints

Each poster is hand-printed and handled, to make sure that only the highest quality is offered and sent out. The matte paper and high quality of inks make for a vibrant image which looks great both framed, and au-naturel. Printed in Los Angeles, CA, on Epson Enhanced Matte Paper, heavyweight stock, high color gamut, using Epson UltraChrome HDR ink-jet technology. Framed posters offer the same, museum-quality printed poster, but wrapped in a protective black frame. The frame is lightweight and includes a shatter-resistant acrylite front protector, so it won't break in the mail. International orders may be subject to customs duties & taxes.