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Just Weird (STRICTLY EMBARGOED until 13.00 GMT 4 November 2011) Rachel Whiteread London 2012. While Rachel Whiteread is best known for her sculptural work, drawing has always remained a critical part of her practice. She has described drawing as being like a diary of her work, whilst memory remains a key theme. For her print, she has composed a pattern of overlapping rings in the Olympic colours. The rings explore the emblem of the Olympic Games, and also represent marks left by drinking bottles or glasses. They act as memories of a social gathering, such as the athletes in the stadium during the opening ceremony or the spectators of the Olympic Games.

Published on September 12th, 2016 | by Magda Michalska

Sports fan? These 7 Historical Posters Show That Olympic Games Are Not Over Yet

We thought we’d overslept the Olympic Games in Rio this summer… But there are Paraolympic Games going on so there is still a reason to celebrate the magic of sport! Let’s unveil our selection of precious posters which prove how art and sport are interrelated (can you see how styles have changed over time?):

Rio de Janeiro, 2016

Rio, 2016

Mexico, 1968

wyman_mexico_68_olympics_radiating

London, 2012

 Rachel Whiteread London 2012.

Moscow, 1980

1980-olympic-games-poster-moscow1

Barcelona, 1992Barcelona, 1992

Berlin, 1936

1936-germany-berlin-olympics

Stockholm, 1912

Stockholm, 1912

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We thought we'd overslept the Olympic Games in Rio this summer... But there are still Paraolympic Games going on so there is still a reason to celebrate the magic of sport! Let's unveil our selection of precious posters which prove how art and sport are interrelated (can you see how styles have changed over time?):
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Magda, an art historian-to-be, she writes about art because she cannot make it herself. She loves committed and political artists like Ai Wei Wei or the Futurists; like Joseph Beuys she believes that art can change us and we can change the world.



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