Bartlett, Jennifer: LOS ANGELES 1984 OLYMPIC GAMES [poster title]. Los Angeles: Knapp Communications Corp., [1982].

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LOS ANGELES 1984 OLYMPIC GAMES

Jennifer Bartlett

[Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee] Jennifer Bartlett: LOS ANGELES 1984 OLYMPIC GAMES [poster title]. Los Angeles: Knapp Communications Corp., [1982]. First impression. 24" x 36" [60.96 x 91.44 cm] trim size poster printed on matte paper with up to 12 colors faithfully reproducing the artists’ original compositions. Printed by Alan Lithographic Inc., Los Angeles, CA.  A fine, fresh example.

24" x 36" [60.96 x 91.44 cm] trim size poster from the The Official 1984 Olympic Fine Art Posters series. Jennifer Bartlett created a two-part composition set up by contrasting, but not comparative, images.

Carlos Almaraz, John Baldessari, Jennifer Bartlett, Lynda Benglis, Billy Al Bengston, Jonathan Borofsky, Richard Diebenkorn, Sam Francis, April Greiman and Jayme Odgers, David Hockney, Roy Lichtenstein, Martin Puryear, Robert Rauschenberg, Raymond Saunders and Garry Winogrand were the distinguished contemporary artists chosen to produce the official Olympics posters by the Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee. Collect them all!

Jennifer Losch Bartlett (born 1941) is an American artist. Her work combines abstract and representational styles.

Bartlett was born March 14, 1941 in Long Beach, California. She grew up in the suburbs of Long Beach before she attended Mills College in Oakland, California. While a student, she formed a friendship with the future mixed-media sculptor Elizabeth Murray. Bartlett received her BA in 1963. She then traveled to New Haven to study at Yale School of Art and Architectureat a time when minimalism was the dominant style. Bartlett's instructors included the artists James Rosenquist, Jim Dine, Claes Oldenburg, Robert Rauschenberg, Alex Katz, and Al Held. She received her BFA in 1964 and her MFA in 1965.Bartlett has described the experience of study there as her broadest influence: "I'd walked into my life." Fellow Yale Art and Architecture alumni of the 1960s include the painters, photographers, and sculptors Brice Marden, Richard Serra, Chuck Close, Nancy Graves, Gary Hudson and Robert Mangold.

When asked by Murray in a 2005 interview about what she was thinking as a first-year art student, Bartlett replied: “Being an artist, Ed Bartlett, Bach cello suites, Cézanne, getting into graduate school, getting to New York, Albert Camus, James Joyce. I’d drawn constantly since childhood: large drawings of every creature alive in the ocean; Spanish missions with Indians camping in the foreground, in the background Spanish men throwing cowhides over a cliff to a waiting ship; hundreds of Cinderellas on five-by-eight pads, all alike but with varying hair color and dresses.”

Bartlett is best known for her paintings and prints of mundane objects—especially houses—executing in a style that combines elements of both representational and abstract art. In 1981, she created a two-hundred foot mural for the Federal Building in Atlanta, Georgia. Bartlett has completed commissions for Volvo, Saatchi & Saatchi, Information Sciences Institute, and Battery Park.

Bartlett was elected into the National Academy of Design in 1990, and became a full member in 1994. In early 2011, "Recitative" (2009–10), composed of 372 plates overall, was mounted on three walls of the Pace Gallery space on West 22nd. — Wikipedia

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