The Tate’s Olympic posters
It's customary for host countries to commission Olympic posters from their notable artists, like Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and R.B. Kitaj. So of course the United Kingdom, defined as it is by tradition, would continue this practice.
In what has turned into an embarrassment of riches, The Tate asked a dozen of the UK's most influential artists to make posters for the Olympics and the Paralympics. There's a cacophony of text by Bob and Roberta Smith, a quiet Tracey Emin love letter, pink racing lanes by the queen of op, Bridget Riley, and legs by Anthea Hamilton, an artist known for her ongoing anthem to physical culture.
But also true to British tradition, the results are somewhat eccentric. So if you're hankering for something strictly commemorative, you may need to settle for Rachel Whiteread's celebratory pint rings.