Related Objects
Current Location:
Recreation Center -> Lower Level
Location Notes:
REC; Lower Level, across D030

Olympische Spiele M√ľnchen 1972 (Olympic Games Munich)

Artwork
Medium:
Poster
Date:
1972
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 39.75 in Width: 25.25 in
Description:
Geometric abstract: cube forms; bright, contrasting colors.
Historical Context:
Though Vistor Vasarely is best known as one of the creators of Kinetic and Op Art, his early works also explore Symbolism, Post-Cubism, Gestural Painting and Surrealism. He has been exhibited throughout the world, with more than one hundred solo exhibitions. His entire creation is characterized by great coherence, from the evolution of his early graphic art to his determination to promote a social art, available to all. This Munich Olympic poster is one of the series of posters by various popular artists of the period (Peter Phillips, Horst Antes, Otl Aicher, David Hockney among others) commissioned to design the 1972 Olympic Games posters in Germany for their advertising campaign, which aimed to "represent the intertwining of sports and art worldwide".