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1972 Olympic Posters

Artist: Fritz Winter (1905 – 1976) Primary
Date: 1972
20th Century
Dimensions: 40 x 20 in. (101.6 x 50.8 cm)
Object Type: Print
Creation Place: Europe, Germany
Medium and Support: Color lithograph on paper
Credit Line: Gift of Douglas and Alice Hyland, 2021
Accession Number: 2021.14.11B
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This print was part of the first of five series of posters issued for the 1972 Munich Olympics. The design is an example of postwar abstraction, in contrast to the geometric shapes seen in the poster created by Josef Albers (2021.14.11C) as part of the same series.


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prints
Pictorial works produced by transferring images by means of a matrix such as a plate, block, or screen, using any of various printing processes. When emphasizing the individual printed image, use "impressions." Avoid the controversial expression "original prints," except in reference to discussions of the expression's use. If prints are neither "reproductive prints" nor "popular prints," use the simple term "prints." With regard to photographs, prefer "photographic prints"; for types of reproductions of technical drawings and documents, see terms found under "reprographic copies."
sports
Games that involve a significant degree of individual skill and physical prowess.

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