Print: Offset lithography
Dimensions: 22.4 x 33.5 in (57 x 85 cm)
Condition: Very good condition - very light handling signs (if any) - please see pictures.
Country: Soviet Union
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A beautiful official Olympic poster which was made to promote the upcoming 1980 Olympics to be held in Moscow, in the former Soviet Union.
This particular poster promotes fencing with two fencing sabres or swords but interestingly the poster also promotes peace in Russian, English and French.
The Olympic Games of 1980 did not have as many participating countries as hoped for. The Games was massively boycotted because of the Soviet war in Afghanistan which led to an absence of 65 countries. This prompted the Soviet-led boycott of the 1984 Summer Olympics held in Los Angeles. Boycotting Olympic Games was nothing special in that period. Eight years before the Games in Moscow - 28 nations boycotted the 1974 Olympics in Montreal in protest of the apartheid system in South Africa that participated in these games.
This poster is a true beauty which displays fine Soviet modernist artwork and is a great addition to anyone interested in the Olympics or sports.
Thanks for watching and please let me know if you have any questions.
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