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Diving: The 1972 Olympic Games

Poster
1971 (published)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Colour offset lithograph
Brief Description
Colour offset lithograph poster by David Hockney entitled 'Diving: The 1972 Olympic Games'. Published in Germany, 1971.
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.
Dimensions
  • Sheet height: 1005mm
  • Sheet width: 645mm
Credit line
Given by the Organising Committee for the Games of the XXth Olympiad. Reproduced courtesy of the International Olympic Committee
Subjects depicted
Place Depicted
Summary
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.
Collection
Accession Number
E.357-1972

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record createdMarch 5, 2003
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