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Poster - Diving: The 1972 Olympic Games
  • Diving: The 1972 Olympic Games
    Hockney, David, born 1937
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Diving: The 1972 Olympic Games

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    Germany (published)

  • Date:

    1971 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Hockney, David, born 1937 (artist)
    F. Bruckmann (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour offset lithograph

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Organising Committee for the Games of the XXth Olympiad. Reproduced courtesy of the International Olympic Committee

  • Museum number:

    E.357-1972

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case MB3G, shelf DR, box 33

A poster advertising the Munich Olympic Games, 26 August - 10 September 1972. From the third of five series issued jointly by the Organising Committee for the Games of the XXth Olympiad and the publishing house F. Bruckmann, Germany. In contrast to many fiercely nationalistic posters produced to advertise earlier Olympics, David Hockney's lyrical poster concentrates on the perfection of the instant a diver enters a pool. During the 1960s Hockney's fascination for swimming-pool themes was evident in a series of paintings produced in California, his adopted home.

Physical description

Colour offset lithograph poster by entitled 'Diving: The 1972 Olympic Games'. A male diver is depicted entering the water, head first with arms outstretched.

Place of Origin

Germany (published)

Date

1971 (published)

Artist/maker

Hockney, David, born 1937 (artist)
F. Bruckmann (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Colour offset lithograph

Dimensions

Height: 1005 mm sheet, Width: 645 mm sheet

Descriptive line

Colour offset lithograph poster by David Hockney entitled 'Diving: The 1972 Olympic Games'. Published in Germany, 1971.

Materials

Printing ink

Techniques

Printing

Subjects depicted

Diving; Swimming pools

Categories

Sport; Posters; Olympics

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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