1972 Olympic Poster - Horst Antes
1972 Olympic Poster - Horst Antes

1972 Olympic Poster - Horst Antes

Horst Antes is a German painter, graphic artist and sculptor. His most recognisable works feature the Kopffüssler or Head-Footer, as shown in this poster. His works are exhibited around the world and held in all the major German collections.

'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.

Second series, issued 1970, limited edition of 4000

Printed by Mathieu AG, Zurich

Horst Antes (Born 1936)

64 x 102cm


Good condition 

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