Easyart ID: 423005
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London 2012 commissioned twelve leading contemporary artists to create the official posters for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. No longer in print and with only a few copies left in stock, these premium-quality posters, printed in the UK on 200gsm FSC paper, are likely to become sought-after collectors items. Fiona Banner creates nude studies from life, transcribing physical scenarios into verbal descriptions. These ‘wordscapes’ define the shapes and forms of the body as well as fleeting moments such as the tension in a second of shared eye contact, or a nervous finger tapping. Banner’s print is a nude study of a Paralympic Athlete. The title alludes to the extraordinary physicality of this body. She focuses on strength and physicality but also on the fragility of a human awaiting competition. Banner says ‘I liked the idea of comparing the athlete to a superhero, with some extraordinary prosthetic gift. Looking at an athlete naked made them powerful and vulnerable at once.’