1972 Olympics Poster - D'Arcangelo
Allan D'Arcangelo was an American artist and printmaker, best known for his paintings of highways and road signs that border on pop art and minimalism.
'The graphic imagery of the 1972 Games is well regarded. Posters were high on the agenda for the Olympic Committee and planning was underway as early as 1967 to produce an art series using the best artists of the day. Otl Aicher oversaw the design and the project ran to five series, each made up of seven posters. Three grades of poster were produced. The majority of the surviving posters are from the unlimited edition and printed on poster paper.'
Margaret Timmers is the author of a highly recommended book - A Century of Olympic Posters.
Munich Olympics Art Series
Third series, issued in 1971, unlimited edition
Allan D'Arcangelo (1930-1998)
64 x 101cm