1973 Peace Race Poster
The 1973 Peace Race was won by the 'Eddy Merckx of the East', the Pole Ryszard Szurkowski.
The race was a catastrophe for the GDR, their best placed finisher 15th. Cycling had been the most popular of all sports there, but now the focus had shifted towards Olympic gold. Swimmers, gymnasts and track and field athletes could be 'farmed' and the Olympics represented the perfect ideological shop window.
Like much of Lech Majewski's early work, the poster is characterised by minimalism, and his extraordinary gift for geometry. In utilising silhouette he perfectly captures the dynamism of the subject matter.
Herbie Sykes, Wyscig Pokoju, Rouleur 30
Our screenprints are limited to 150 individually numbered copies of each poster, printed on Mohawk art paper. A share of profits are to be donated to the Peace Race Museum, which works to keep the memory of the event alive.
Dimensions: 655mm x 945mm
Framing advice: As the dimensions of the posters are not of a standard size, we recommend using a bespoke framing service to properly display the Peace Race posters.
To take the best possible care of these prints, it is also recommended that a non-reflective, U-V protective glass is used, along with an acid free backing board.
These posters will only be available via courier delivery, so please ensure that you will be able to take delivery of them at your given shipping address.