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25 Jun 2004
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"Burton Morris: The Spirit of the Game"


From 24 June to 31 October 2004, the Olympic Museum Lausanne will be holding an exhibition entitled “Burton Morris:The Spirit of the Game”, consisting of a selection of artwork by the renowned American artist, a leading figure in the “New Pop” art movement.




The Ancient Games, Olympic Symbols and Olympic Athletes
The exhibition “Burton Morris: The Spirit of the Game” presents over 30 original artworks inspired by three themes related to Olympism: the Ancient Games, Olympic symbols and Olympic athletes. He has used these topics to bring the Olympic spirit alive through his artistic interpretation.




From Warhol to "New Pop"
Burton Morris’s work is recognisable by its colourful, energetic style. Building on the work of Pop Art greats of the 60s and 80s, such as Andy Warhol and Keith Haring, Morris uses vivid colours and bold lines to create positive images that are easily recognisable to a large audience.




Official artist of the Montreux Jazz Festival 2004
Burton Morris has created artwork for numerous companies, as well as used his art to support various charitable causes. He not only recently created the art for the poster commemorating the 76th Academy Awards, but he was also selected as the official artist
for the prestigious Montreux Jazz Festival in 2004.





From 24 June to 31 October 2004
The exhibition “Burton Morris: The Spirit of the Game” can be seen at the Olympic Museum Lausanne between 24 June and 31 October 2004. The Museum is open daily between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. In October, it is closed on Mondays.



The UBS is a partner of the Olympic Museum.





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