Amazing Art and Memorabilia from Past Winter Olympics

In honor of the Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, we combed through our dealers' offerings to find incredible pieces from Olympics of yore.

Amazing Art and Memorabilia from Past Winter Olympics
1948 winter olympics poster

Poster for the 1948 Winter Olympic Games in St. Moritz, Switzerland, by Alois Carigiet. These were the first Olympics in 12 years, following a hiatus in competition during World War II.

Peggy Fleming portrait

Peggy Fleming, Olympic Gold Skater, 1968. Fleming took the top spot in the ladies’ singles competition that year in Grenoble, France.

1952 winter olympics album

Olympia picture album, 1952, commemorating the sixth Winter Olympics, in Oslo, Norway.

Cy Twombly Sarajevo artwork

Sarajevo, 1984, by Cy Twombly. The piece was commissioned by Giuseppe Marino for the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo.

olympics pin

Olympic rings pin from the 1936 Summer Games in Berlin. This was the last time that both the Summer and Winter Olympics were held in the same country in a given year. Adolf Hitler presided over the opening ceremonies for both.

Robert Motherwell Five Circles lithograph

Five Circles, 1971–72, by Robert Motherwell. The artist was commissioned to create a posted for the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, Germany, but the committee rejected the print, noting that it was supposed to include collage elements.

1992 winter olympics poster

Poster from the ski jump venue from 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville. The ski jump, or saut, competition was hosted in Courchevel, France.

Mountain Walk, Pyeongchang, South Korea, 2012, by Michael Kenna. The current Olympics, in the ski resort town of Pyeongchang, are only the third Winter Games in Asia and the first to be held outside of Japan.

olympic wreath painting

Wreath, 2015, by Stephanie Peek. “The genesis of this oil painting, Wreath, is the classic laurel wreath fashioned in gold and awarded to victors, both athletic and poetic, in ancient Greece and Rome,” Peek declared in her artist’s statement.

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