The Yugoslav Olympic Committee of the Winter Olympic Games Sarajevo 1984 wished to give a certain cultural-artistic accent to this world festivity. The admirers of the Olympic idea, those who have a liking for the olympic winter sports and the art connected with them will be, in agreement with the art publisher Visconti Art Lazo Vujić, honoured by creations contributed by world known prominent artists. A portfolio containing sixteen original prints, handsigned and numbered by artists, is published in a limited edition of 200 originals by each artist.
Names like Piero Dorazio, Jean Michel Folon, Emilio Greco, Gottfried Helnwein, David Hockney, Howard Hodgkin, Dževad Hozo, Kyu-Baik Hwang, Jiří Kolář, Henry Moore, Mimmo Paladino, Michelangelo Pistoletto, James Rosenquist, Giuseppe Santomaso, Gabrijel Stupica, Cy Twombly and Andy Warhol guarantee the high quality of the artistic idea and its realisation. The size of the original print is 85 x 62 cm. The edition of the original graphic portfolio will be accompanied by limited editions of art posters of the same size, not numbered, but each of them carrying an impression of the inscription “Olympic Games Sarajevo 1984” and its logotype.
The themes proposed by the artists were either winter sports, the olympic idea or the town of Sarajevo. All the artists remain faithful to their own specific expression, using the formal elements of the language developed through the years of their creative presence in world’s art. So every print included in the portfolio is at the same time a particular contribution to the continuity of their artistic orientation, the theme being an additional iconographic impulse to their visual research. The symbiosis of the olympic idea and art is certainly an interesting creative proposal that will fascinate art-collectors and sport-lovers as well.