1972 Munich - Alan Davie
Alan Davie (1920 - 2014)
640 X 1010mm
From the unlimited edition Fourth series, issued in 1972
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. In 1968 a partnership was formed with the publishing house F. Bruckmann KG, Munich, setting up the company Edition Olympia 1972, GmbH. The project ran to five series, each made up of seven posters. Three grades of poster were produced in a hierarchy of values and the majority of the surviving posters are from the unlimited edition printed on poster paper.
Alan Davie was a Scottish painter and musician. He rose to international prominence in the 1950's and 60's and is represented in many important collections throughout the world.