1972 Munich - RB Kitaj
640 x 1010mm
Third series, issued 1971, unlimited edition
Ronald Brooks Kitaj (1932 - 2007) was an American artist who spent most of his working life in England. He was a contemporary of David Hockney and Allen Jones at The Royal College of Art and a Royal Academician.
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.