Martin Elliott (1946-2010)
Original 1981 calendar poster
Colour lithographic print
Published by Athena International
Dimensions: 89 X 60 cm
An authentic original 1981 issued calendar poster of the iconic "Tennis Girl" image. Printed on typical lightweight paper stock with a slight sheen and with the correct publication line, "© Athena International, London 1981 • Calendar Girl 1981 • Photography by Martin Elliott • Art Director Christopher Nightingale • Printed in England • 30/6762".
First published in 1977, "Tennis Girl" rapidly became one of the most recognizable images of the late 1970's/early 1980's. Due to the ephemeral nature of Athena artworks, early editions of this image are increasingly hard to find. Though now 40 years old this poster here is in excellent, near pristine (C9) condition with only a very few marks and creases.
pp.18-19 (illustrated), Neil Mulholland "Definitions of Art and The Art World" in Matthew Rampley (ed.), "Exploring Visual Culture: Definitions, Concepts, Contexts", Edinburgh University Press, 2005
Ann Sumner, Kenneth McConkey, Robert Holland, Susan J. Elks "Court on Canvas: Tennis in Art", Manchester, Barber Institute of Fine Art, 2011
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