David Hockney L.A. Olympics, 1982
AN ORIGINAL vintage poster by David Hockney dated 1982 for the Olympic Games of 1984 in Los Angeles, featuring one of the artist’s trademark Polaroid collages.
92cm x 61cm
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Hockney was one of 15 artists associated commissioned to create posters for the 1984 Games – others included Roy Lichtenstein and Robert Rauschenberg. 1982 was the year Hockney first exhibited his pictures composed of mosaics of Polaroid photographs taken from slightly different angles, creating an effect akin to Cubism. This work is called The Swimmer. The poster was published by Knapp Communications Corporation and is marked ‘Copyright 1982 Los Angeles Olympic Organising Committee’.