By Klaus Honnef

Andy Warhol is famous this present day because the most vital exponent of the Pop paintings circulate. He overturned the conventional figuring out of artwork and put in its stead an idea that retracts the distinctiveness of the artist. Warhol was once a serious observer of yankee society, exposing his compatriots' consumerism in his work ("Campbell-" and "Brillo" series), in addition to their fascination for sensational journalism. In 1963 Warhol based his "Factory" in manhattan, actually a manufactory of principles and paintings, which motivated movie within the Sixties, released the influential journal "Interview" within the past due Seventies, and likewise produced Warhol's personal paintings: Warhol conceived the belief, and a "worker" in his manufacturing unit carried it out. The paintings remained (consciously) unsigned - a truth which however did not anything to decrease Warhol's attractiveness. He as soon as complained that wealthy New Yorkers may willingly cling his "Electric Chain" of their dwelling rooms - so long as its colors co-ordinated with the wallpaper and draperies.

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1931 Offset Lithography Signed by the artist Plate 23 Alluding to the history of sports, John Baldessari, an American artist, chose two well-known images for his poster design. A scene of ancient runners is juxtaposed to an image of contemporary athletes. Based on photographic techniques, he presents only certain body parts, the legs, which underline the aesthetics of physical action and speed. X V I T H O L Y M P I C W I N T E R G A M E S | Albertville 1 9 9 2 Artist: Unknown (Agence Desgrippes & Associes), Paris Offset Lithography on paper Plate 24 Agence Desgrippes & Associes, a French design company, created the poster for the Winter Games in Albertville 1992.

G A M E S O F T H E X I I T H O L Y M P I A D | Helsinki 1 9 4 0 Artist: Ilmari Sysimetsä 1912-1955 Offset Lithography Plate 10 With a backdrop of the globe highlighting the borders of Finland and the City of Helsinki, a sculpture of the Finnish athlete Paovo Nurmi, holder of nine Olympic gold and three silver medals, stands in the foreground. This poster, originally designed by Ilmari Sysimetsä for the 1940 Games, cancelled because of World War II, probably was never displayed. However, after superimposing new dates, this poster, showing the modified borders of Finland after the war, was utilized again in 1952 (Olympism Through Posters, 1983).

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