World Cup Poster 1982 - Elche, Spain - Jiri Kolar
World Cup Poster 1982 for Elche, Spain designed by Jiri Kolar
The Organising Committee of the 1982 Football World Cup that was held in Spain commissioned 15 posters in all: the official tournament poster entitled Espana created by Joan Miro and the 14 host city posters designed by a distinguished group of internationally acclaimed artists. Football poster collectors regard these posters as representing the best graphics when it comes to World Cup football posters.
Jiri Kolar, Czech artist and writer (born Sept. 24, 1914, Protivin, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary—died Aug. 11, 2002, Prague , Czech Rep.), excelled in both poetry and collage, but his works embodied independence and originality at a time when communist cultural repression made such qualities liabilities, and he suffered oppression and imprisonment in his native country. Kolar began exhibiting his art in 1937 and published his first poetry collection, Birth Certificate, in 1941. Communist authorities banned his writing in 1949 and again in the 1960s, and he was imprisoned for nine months in the early 1950s. Beginning in the early 1960s, Kolar focused more on visual art and became increasing experimental, eventually earning a place as one of the masters of the collage form.
61 x 95 cm
Stock number: H428/916