This is an original lithographic poster made for the Munich Olympics in 1972. It is a genuine 1970s issue and not a later reproduction of modern copy. It is sold as a genuine poster - and full refunds would be given if you were not satisfied with its original status.
The posters for the Munich Olympics formed a set of 24 stunning posters by popular artists (including this one). They were all to have a linked visual identity and the artists were told to avoid the use of any red and black on them (which were traditionally associated with Nazi Germany). The commission for the series was intended to "represent the intertwining of sports and art worldwide".
This eye-catching design was made by Horst Antes. The issue is Edition Olympia 1972 GmbH 1970; it was printed in Germany - as annotated beneath the logo in the bottom left-hand corner.
Horst Antes (born 1936) is a German painter, printmaker, and sculptor, and is regarded as one of the founders of new figurative painting in Germany. His post image relates to Antes' interest in a Kopffüßler, or head-footer—a human form with torso removed. The figure which features in this post was inspired in part by the Kachina dolls of the North American Pueblo Indians.
Antes currently lives and works in Berlin, Karlsruhe, and Florence.
It is in good condition - with little evidence of any fading etc - it has never been hung and the image is nice and fresh - a great image for a modern contemporary interior.
Dimensions: 101 x 64 cm. It is sold unframed and would be posted carefully rolled and shipped in a sturdy frame. The print is printed on paper - and is unpacked.
Fair price for this most collectable artwork - please also see my other poster by Soulages from this series - and some other general Olympics memorabilia in my Iconic Edinburgh shop.