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Limited Edition London 2012 Collectors Items

Limited Edition London 2012 Collectors Items

Since 1912, each Olympic host city has commissioned artwork to celebrate the games with previous artists including David Hockney, Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein. As a precious memento of the London 2012 Games, the Olympic Committee has collaborated with 12 UK artists to produce a Limited Edition Collectors Box Set of 12 fine art prints.

Objects like this are very rare and rarer still in such small limited edition numbers, making this a valuable opportunity to acquire a collectable of the 2012 Olympics and a future heirloom. From framed posters to the Artists Box Set, this is certainly a special ACHICA private sale, which here at Shoppersbase, we know you won’t want to miss. For products availability visit achica.com

The London 2012 promotion at ACHICA starts at 7am Friday 20th April and ends at 7am Tuesday 24th April. Here are our favourite pieces:

Limited Edition Collectors Box Set

Price – £85.00 – RRP £120.00 – You will save £35.00 on this item

Limited Edition Collectors Box Set of all 12 Olympic artworks. Each fine art print has been created by the artist and printed on 30 x 30cm 250gsm archive fine art paper. The hinged collector’s box is finished in black and gold and is individually numbered.

This special set also contains a numbered certificate of authenticity along with a booklet: ‘Behind The Art’ which gives some background and detail on each piece of artwork, the artist and their inspiration.

ACHICA has an exclusive limited quantity of these artworks which we have secured especially for our members, giving you the opportunity to acquire the collectable of the Olympics and a future heirloom.

Rachel Whiteread, LOndOn Olympics 2012, Framed

Price £29.00 – RRP £49.00 – You will save £20.00 on this item

These rings explore the emblem of the Olympic Games, and also represent marks left by drinking bottles or glasses. They act as memories of a social gathering, such as the athletes in the stadium during the opening ceremony or the spectators of the Olympic Games. Framed and ready to hang in a contemporary black frame. W70 x H90 cm.

Rachel Whiteread, LOndOn Olympics 2012, Framed

Martin Creed, Work no.1273, Framed

Price – £29.00 – RRP £49.00 – You will save £20.00 on this item

Repetition, stacks, and intervals are familiar motifs in his work, along with ascending and descending structures. For this work Creed has made five single brush marks using a palette derived from the Olympic colours.

The marks are arranged in an ascending form that represents an extended podium offering places beyond first, second and third. Creed’s image expresses his respect for the excellence of all competing Olympic sportsmen and women. Framed and ready to hang in a contemporary black frame. W70 x H90 cm.

Chris Ofili, For The Unknown Runner, Framed

Price – £29.00 – RRP £49.00 – You will save £20.00 on this item

The Unknown Runner a figure, framed by a classical Greek vase, sprints by a watching crowd (the runners on a hill that Ofili can see from his window inspired the title).

The vase motif appears to reference the Ancient Olympic Games, which provided an arena for artistic and cultural expression as well as sporting excellence. Somewhere between super-athlete and mythical being, The Unknown Runner is a powerful dedication to both Olympic history and the future stars of the London 2012 Games. Framed and ready to hang in a contemporary black frame. W70 x H90 cm.

Michael Craig-Martin, Go, Framed

Price £29.00 – RRP £49.00 – You will save £20.00 on this item

In combining the word GO with a stopwatch, Craig-Martin conveys with a sense of immediacy the excitement and anticipation experience in the moments before the stater pistol is fired, and the roar of the crowd as they encourage their favourite athlete towards the finish line. Framed and ready to hang in a contemporary black frame. W70 x H90 cm.

Bob & Roberta Smith, Love In 2012, Framed

Price – £29.00 – RRP £49.00 – You will save £20.00 on this item

Taking the values of the Paralympic Games as a starting point, Bob and Roberta Smith propose the core elements of the athlete experience: courage, inspiration, love and, of course, sweat. Framed and ready to hang in a contemporary black frame. W70 x H90 cm.

Bob & Roberta Smith, Love In 2012, Framed

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