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DAVID HOCKNEY, LOS ANGELES OLYMPIC GAMES 1984 (Limited Edition; Pencil Signed with Certificate of Authenticity from Publisher), 1982

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This hand signed limited edition iconic Hockney was printed as one of the fifteen Official Fine Art Olympic Posters for the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles. A statement released by the 1984 Olympic committee explains the set as follows -
"The posters commissioned for the 1984 Olympics contain an enlightened selection of the best American artists with special emphasis on those who work in Southern California...As the Games develop, transpire and pass into memory, these fifteen posters contain the images, forms and symbols that will represent the 1984 Olympics in the museums, galleries, homes and the minds of people all over the world.”
Printed and Published by Knapp Communications Corporation and includes Certificate of Authenticity from the publisher.A marvelous vintage, well-recognized Hockney image in a signed, limited edition lithograph. (This work is NOT to be confused with the ubiquitous plate signed poster of the same image, which was printed on different paper in an open edition.) In 1982, the Olympic Committee commissioned 15 artists to create posters for the 1984 Games in Los Angeles. Hockney designed this offset lithograph depicting Olympic swimming. It was printed on Parsons Diploma Parchment paper in 1982, in an edition of 750, and hand signed in pencil by the artist. Other artists who created prints for the Summer Olympics included Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg, Richard Diebenkorn, Sam Francis, Lynda Benglis, Martin Puryear, Jennifer Bartlett, and John Baldessari.
Published by: Knapp Communications, Inc.
Printed by: Alan Lithograph Inc.
Unframed and in excellent condition.
Catalogue Raisonne Reference: 131, Baggott, Hockney: Poster Art
Accompanied by copy of the Letter of Authenticity from the publisher.
Very uncommon, especially when accompanied by this COA

Signed in pencil by Hockney on the recto underneath the image; also plate signed on the image, and accompanied by a copy of the Certificate of Authenticity issued by the publisher of this work. (Again, there exist many unsigned posters on white wove paper of each of the prints, including the Hockney, but they are not to be confused with this limited edition, pencil signed offset lithograph on parchment.)

Signature: Baggott, Hockney: Poster Art 131

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