Print: Offset lithography
Dimensions: 22.4 x 34.6 in (57 x 88 cm)
Condition: Very good condition - there is a few light ceases scattered throughout the poster - 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.
The poster displays a peace dove made up from the Olympic colors in front of the official loge of the 1980 games. The large text on the poster can be translated into: "Sport serves peace and friendship among nations".
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.
Please note: this poster was actually made in 1977 - three years before the Olympics in 1980.
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