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Lot 122: Five 1972 Munich Olympic Posters
22 October 2016
Knoxville , TN, USALive Auction
Description: Five (5) lithograph posters from the 1972 Munich Olympic games. All titled "Olympische Spiele Munchen 1972", lower section, under image, copyrighted "EDITION OLYMPIA 1972 GmbH", printed in Germany. 1st item: Serge Poliakoff (Russia/France, 1900-1969) lithograph poster depicting geometric shapes in blue, red, and black. Signed "Serge Poliakoff" in stone, lower right. 39-3/4" H x 25-1/4" W. 2nd item: Hans Hartung (France/Germany, 1904-1989) lithograph poster depicting black and yellow vertical lines against white background. Signed with Hans Hartung monogram in stone, lower right. 40" H x 25-1/4" W. 3rd item: Marino Marini (Italy, 1901-1980) lithograph poster depicting an abstract multicolored rendering of a horse and rider. Signed "Morino" in stone, lower middle. 39-3/4" H x 25-1/4" W. 4th item: Oskar Kokoschka (Austria, 1886-1980) lithograph poster depicting a nude male in abstract, multicolor lines. Signed "O Kokoschka" in stone, lower right. 39-3/4" H x 25-1/4" W. 5th item: Charles Lapicque (France, 1898-1988) lithograph poster depicting a group of abstractly rendered athletes in red, green, and yellow, with a winged horse and columns, above, and a colosseum, below. Signed "Lapicque" in stone, lower right. 39-3/4" H x 25" W. (Additional high-resolution photos are available at www.caseantiques.com)
Condition Report: 1st item: Slight wrinkling of paper around edges. Foxing spots on lower section under image. 2nd item: Slight wrinkling of paper around edges. 3rd item: Slight wrinkling of paper around edges. Toning on surface. 4th item: Slight wrinkling of paper around edges.