1972 Olympic Poster - Jacob Lawrence
Best known for his portrayal of African-American historical subjects, Lawrence's work is held by many international galleries including MOMA in New York.
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 'states' 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.
Munich Olympics Art Series
Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000)
64 x 101cm