World Cup Poster 1982 - La Coruna, Spain - Erro
World Cup Poster 1982 for La Coruna, Spain designed by Erro
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.
Erró is an Icelandic Pop artist known for his work in collage. He reassembles imagery from a variety of popular sources including advertisements, comics, and posters, earning him comparisons to earlier Pop artists such as Roy Lichenstein and Andy Warhol. He was born Guðmundur Guðmundsson in 1932 in Ólafsvík, Iceland and studied engraving, fresco, and painting at the Academy of Oslo. He began exhibiting his work in the mid-1950s, and in 1989 he donated his archives to the City of Reykjavik, establishing the Erró Collections within the Reykjavik Art Museum. In 2000, the Icelandic Parliament awarded him the Honorary Artists Stipend, and the following year, a museum dedicated to his work opened in Reykjavik. A major retrospective of 50 years’ worth of his collages was held at the Centre Pompidou in Paris in 2010.
61 x 95 cm
Stock number: H428/918