Lot #7024
Antwerp 1920 Olympics Poster

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Estimate: $1000+

Description

Tug Wilson's original color 24 x 33.5 poster issued for the Antwerp 1920 Olympics. Designed by Martha van Kuyck and Walter von der Ven, this Art Nouveau poster celebrates the games with the flags of the competing nations, the coat of arms of Antwerp, and a classical Greek nude discus thrower, all set atop an overhead view of the city and its most famous landmark, the Tower of Notre Dame. Bold text reads: “VIIth Olympiad, Antwerp (Belgium) August-September 1920.” Published by J. Colassin of Brussels. In very good, folded condition, with intersecting folds, and multiple tears, and some loss, to the edges. The Antwerp 1920 Olympics poster was printed in 17 languages; the English variant is among the rarest and most desirable.

From the Tug Wilson Estate.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Olympic Memorabilia
  • Dates: #601 - Ended January 21, 2021