ZEVS – “Liquidated Olympic Rings”

Among the list of artists who are being inspired–and in turn capitalizing–on the popularity of the 2012 London Olympics, is Frenchman ZEVS. To commemorate the historic occasion, the popular graffiti artist has taken the highly recognizable Olympic rings logo and added his trademark twist to the interlocking blue, yellow, black, green, and red symbol that represents the union of five continents. What he’s done is added his usual drips to the logo which, according to ZEVS, are supposed to resemble “blood, sweat, and tears.” This interesting rendition of the Olympic spirt is limited to a mere 50 five-color screen prints and measures approximately 70cm x 50cm. The print is also set on very high quality Arches 88 300gsm paper and was available for sale at $430 on The Outsiders website before it quickly sold out. Although the item is no longer available online, you can almost be certain that a few will pop up on eBay in the upcoming days. With the Olympics just getting started, it’s pretty exciting to see all the action that goes on behind the scenes. Hopefully this isn’t the last piece of Olympics art we can expect from ZEVS.



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