World Cup Poster 1982 - Oviedo, Spain - Pol Bury
World Cup Poster 1982 Oviedo, Spain designed by Pol Bury
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.
Pol Bury was a Belgian artist involved with the CoBrA group. He is primarily known for his kinetic sculptures, though he also produced collages and paintings. “I am searching for the point which exists between the moving and the non-moving,” the artist said of his practice. Born on April 26, 1922 in La Louvière, Belgium, Bury studied at the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Mons from 1938 to 1939, where he became influenced by the work ofRene Magritte and Yves Tanguy. In 1952, after seeing the mobile sculptures of Alexander Calder for the first time, Bury began creating motor-propelled weathervane-like sculptures. In the late 1960s, the artist created his first public work, a fountain on the campus of the University of Iowa Museum of Art in Iowa City. Bury died on September 28, 2005 in Paris, France. In 2017, BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels opened “Pol Bury Time in Motion”, a show which comprehensively traces the trajectory of his career, from Surrealist paintings to international acclaim. Today, his works are held in the collections of Art Institute of Chicago, The Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the Tate Gallery in London.
61 x 95 cm
Stock number: H428/920