XV Olympiske Lege Helsingfors [Olympic Games, Helsinki, Finland]
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XV Olympiske Lege Helsingfors [Olympic Games, Helsinki, Finland]

1952. Colour process lithograph, signed “Ilmari Sysimetsä” in image upper left, 101.1 x 61cm. Replaced upper and lower portions, repaired tears, creases and surface loss, minor soiling. Linen-backed.

Text in Danish continues “Flyv derop med SAS. 19.VII [July] – 3.VIII [August], 1952.”

This poster design was originally intended for the 1940 Olympic Games which were cancelled due to WWII. The bronze figure in the poster is based on the sculpture of Finnish runner Paavo Nurmi. Ref: Olympic Movement. Held in V&A.

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Item #CL182-103

Price (AUD): $2,650.00  Other currencies

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