1988 Seoul Olympics Poster - Jim Dine
This poster is an example of one of the commissions made for the 1988 Olympics held in Seoul, Korea. Lloyd Shin, the gallerist and publisher, collected many of these commissions - initially made by the International Olympic Committee - in the run-up to the start of the games.
The 1988 Seoul Olympics were the second summer Olympic Games held in Asia and the first held in South Korea. The Soviet Union dominated the medal count, winning 55 gold and 132 total medals. Compared to the previous two Olympic Games in Russia (1980) and Los Angeles (1984), boycotts had almost disappeared. North Korea declined to take part, as did Cuba, Albania, Ethiopia, Seychelles, Madagascar and Nicaragua. This resulted in the largest number of participating nations during the cold war era.
Jim Dine is an American artist whose work includes painting, drawing, printmaking (in many forms including lithographs, etchings, gravure, intaglio, woodcuts, letterpress and linocuts), sculpture and photography. His work is held in many international collections including the Tate Gallery in London and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
1988 Olympic Games
Jim Dine (1935-)
61 x 81cm