Paris’ Newest Attraction: A Pigalle Basketball Court

The newly re-done Duperré basketball court (photo c/o @pigalleparis)

Pigalle has returned to Paris’ 9th arrondissement, to overhaul (again) an irregularly shaped basketball court sandwiched between two buildings.

The Parisian-based brand, lead by basketball aficionado Stephane Ashpool, originally painted the Instagram-perfect Duperré court in 2009, in a partnership with Nike and Ill-Studio. The result was celebration of the geometric, with large blocks of primary colours, an homage to the 1930s suprematist work, Sportsmen by Kasimir Malevich.

A view of the court from above (photo c/o @sebastienmichelini)

The trio graced the court once more this week to mark the release of the collaboration between Pigalle and NikeLab – a basketball-inspired Spring/Summer 2017 collection. The space, where Ashpool regularly trains with local children, has been completely transformed, with gradients of 80s-esque purples, pink and orange hues. It’s hard to miss, and even harder to resist (see all the images on – if you’re in Paris, you’ll need to stop by.

The Pigalle x NikeLab Spring/Summer 2017 collection will be available at select NikeLab retailers on July 1.

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