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Centennial Olympic Games: Women’s Gymnastics
Airbrush and ink on paper affixed to board

Artist: Richard Waldrep
Art director: Carl T. Herrman
First day of issue: May 2, 1996



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To honor all Olympic athletes rather than specific competitors, Richard Waldrep disguised the identities of the subjects taken from his source photos. In this painting, a careful blend of light and dark spaces draws attention away from the gymnast’s obscured face while forming a beautiful composition in its own right.
 
   

 

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