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2010 Fifa World Cup South Africa Art Posters

June 3, 2010

To celebrate and promote the 2010 World Cup, a handful of artists were commissioned. We love them and the world cup! Check out a few of our favorite below, as well as the details on them via the website.

For the second time in its history, a FIFA World CupTM is accompanied by a major official licensed art project.
The Official Art Poster Edition of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South AfricaTM comprises works on football by seventeen internationally acclaimed artists with a special relation to the African continent. 2010 art prints have been made of each of the seventeen football artworks. These prints are now available as a strictly Limited Edition of Official Art Posters. Including famous top-ranking artists such as William Kentridge, Marlene Dumas and Romero Britto, the Official Art Poster Edition 2010 FIFA World Cup South AfricaTM is an art collectible as well as a high-profile fan item.

The 2010 Art Edition follows on from the 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany Edition which was a huge public success and an international image campaign. The current Official Art Edition for the upcoming World Cup highlights art and artists from Africa. It brings together celebrities of the art world and exciting young talents who have created iconic images of football.

The 2010 series encompasses artworks that are diversified in style and expression, ranging from Kentridge’s „Bicycle Kick“ that appears to be a leap of joy to Isolde Krams’s „Red Elephant“ holding a football in its trunk, and from Peter Eastman’s night view of a stadium building site in South Africa to Hassan Musa’s transfer of the biblical scene of Jacob battling with the archangel into football.

The 2010 Official Art Posters are available as individual prints or as Complete Set in the 2010 FIFA World Cup South AfricaTM Portfolio. The Portfolio is handmade of natural black cardboard with embossed silver lettering „2010 FIFA World Cup South AfricaTM “. It holds all seventeen Art Posters. Each individual Art Poster comes with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity with FIFA Hologram.

A few of our favorites.

01 William Kentridge
Bicycle Kick

William Kentridge was born in South Africa in 1955, he currently lives and works in Johannesburg. Kentridge is one of the highest-ranking artists in the international art scene. His „Bicycle Kick“ is a leap of joy…

06 Romero Britto
South Africa 2010

Romero Britto was born in Brazil in 1963 and currently lives and works in Miami. Britto has become World famous for his neo pop artworks. He belongs to the most popular artists of our time.

07 Kendell Geers
Free Balling

Kendell Geers was born in South Africa and currently lives and works in Brussels. His works have been exhibited in major museums around the Globe. As an artist, Geers is often described as a „modern day alchemist“.

08 Zhong Biao
Football Miracle

Zhong Biao was born in Chongqing in China in 1968. He is currently one of China’s most brilliant and influential masters. Zhong painted a player’s perfect moment bursting into a „Football Miracle“.

12 Isolde Krams
Red Elephant</strong>
Born in South Africa, the artist now lives and works in Berlin (Germany). For the Official Art Poster Edition 2010 FIFA World Cup South AfricaTM, Isolde Krams’ sculpture „Red Elephant“ holds a football in his trunk.

15 Lilanga Art

Lilanga Art is the name of an art collective in Tanzania consisting of the sons and descendants of the famous George Lilanga who died in 2005. Lilanga Art pursues and develops George Lilanga’s art style who was said to have influenced Western artists such as Keith Haring.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. sidath senanayaka permalink
    June 21, 2010 1:03 am

    the picz r awsum!

  2. bhavya permalink
    July 16, 2010 9:43 am

    the posters on this page ara excellent

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