Artist: Da. Zherbin (signed in print)
Print: Offset lithography
Dimensions: 25.2 x 40.9 in (64 x 106 cm)
Condition: Good condition - light handling signs, some border wear and a few tears in the top - please see pictures. Most imperfections can be covered in a frame.
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 features nice artwork of a huge red star as the center of a stadium with a running track in the Olympic colors. Overall this a very colorful poster with really powerful graphics.
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.
Overall this poster makes one think of the many historical events that surrounded the 1980 Olympic Games. Furthermore poster is a true beauty which displays fine Soviet artwork and is a great addition to anyone interested in the Olympics or sports.
Please note: the poster was made in 1976 but was first used in 1980.
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