At age 14, Amar’e Stoudemire began to play organised basketball, and after only two years, he earned several awards (most notably the USA Today All-USA Basketball First Team and Florida’s Mr. Basketball) and was invited to play in McDonald’s All-America Game. His skills earned him interest from colleges around the country, but he entered his name in the 2002 NBA draft and became one of its top players. In addition to TV and film spots, Soudemire is also an author, film producer and fashion world fixture. Among his latest ventures are The Melech Collection, an art curating and collecting company; kosher food company Stoudemire Farms; and an upcoming online education platform. Next month Stoudemire will lend his curating expertise to our Contemporary Curated auction.
3 March | New York