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A rare, original hand-signed poster printed for the Los Angeles 1984 Olympic Games.

Fifteen artists who worked in California were commissioned to create artworks that were printed as posters and used to promote the Olympic Games; David Hockney painted a swimmer that has become an iconic image of the time.

This poster is hand signed which makes it exceptionally rare as it is believed that fewer than 200 hand signed posters exist.


Offset lithograph on wove paper.


91.5 x 64 cm.

Hand signed by Hockney.

Printed and published by Knapp Communications Corporation.

Catalogue Raisonne Reference: 131 Brian Baggott, Hockney Poster Art.


David Hockney (born 1937) is one of the most influential 20th century British artists. He has explored a diverse range of techniques over the years including painting, printmaking, drawing, set design, videography, photography and digital art. He was an innovative printmaker with technology early in his career which has gained recent traction again drawing on his iPhone and iPad. Hockney explores everything from still life and domestic scenes to portraits and landscapes, whilst also addressing themes in his own life such as sexuality. Hockney’s style is iconic and recognisable with its warm feeling and lively, colourful palette. In 2018, Hockney’s Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures) became the most expensive artwork by a living artist to be sold at auction when it sold in New York for $90 million. Hockney’s work is held in countless international collections and museums. 

David Hockney Hand Signed 1984 Los Angeles Olympics Poster

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