1972 Munich Olympics Poster - Victor Vasarely
Victor Vasarely was an Hungarian-French artist born in 1906. His work entitled 'Zebra', created in 1937, is considered by some to be one of the earliest examples of Op art.
'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.'
Margaret Timmers is the author of a highly recommended book - 'A Century of Olympic Posters'.
Victor Vasarely (1906-1997)
65 x 101cm
Good condition, more images available
First series, issued in 1969