[Gary Hume's official Paralympic poster 2012]
With eyes toward London, several contemporary artists have me enthused about this year's official Olympic and Paralympic posters. I've been gravitating to Sarah Morris's abstraction of Big Ben, Michael Craig Martin's stopwatch, and Bob and Roberta Smith's bold words, but British painter and printmaker Gary Hume's Capital, an inspired interpretation of a wheelchair-tennis player lobbing a ball surrounded by summer foliage is a piece I may just have to own. I'm already envisioning those green leaves and graphic, plum and pink circular forms above my desk.
[Vintage rackets via Etsy.]