Spirit of Atlanta - 1996 Olympics

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I.S.=Image Size             O.D.= Overall Dimensions


Spirit of Atlanta - Charles Billich

Spirit of Atlanta

Print by Charles Billich.  #69 / 299.  Dedicated to: Mario Pescante

Framed using conservation materials

I.S. 27" x 37"

O.D. 35 3/4" x 45 1/2"


Charles Billich - Official Artist for the Australian Olympic Team at the Games of the XXVI Olympiad.

Mario Pescante is an Italian politician and entrepreneur. He is a vice president of the International Olympic Committee.

Note:  Several areas of the print are in gold, such as the sky area above the city  but show white becaust of the glass reflection.

Spirit of Atlanta - Charles Billich

Spirit of Atlanta - Charles Billich

To Mario Pescante - always, Charles Billich

"A Mario Pescante sempre Charles Billich"

{To Mario Pescante -  always,  Charles Billich}

Charles Billich's work has hung in the White House, the United Nations Headquarters and the Vatican.

Mario Pescante is an Italian politician and entrepreneur. He is now and has been a vice president of the International Olympic Committee since 1994.

Billich paints and draws in all media and sculpts in precious and semi-precious metals, and his studio is in Sydney, Australia..

Billich's painting subjects include Ballet and sport, architecture and town planning, eroticism and classicism, portraiture and stage. Humanitarian pieces and works of religious significance are also are also within the focus of  the Artist.

"Humanity United" was created from a brief extended to him by the Australian Red Cross to commemorate the 2001 Centenary of the Nobel Prize for Peace. Dr José Ramos-Horta, the then Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation for East Timor, requested he paint their Independence painting.

In June 2004, Billich exhibited at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Hosted by the UN Friendship Club, Billich was invited back with his "Humanity United" collection in September 2006.

Inspired by his work "The Beijing Cityscape", the official image for the successful Beijing bid to host the 2008 Olympic Games, Charles Billich conceived a series of images based on the Bing Ma Yong Terracotta Warriors. The collection of images, portray the Bing Ma Yong Terracotta Warriors in a series of sporting compositions.

In June 2004 Billich completed "Jubilation China's 100 Year Olympic Dream Realised" - a piece depicting the celebration that followed the announcement of China's to be the 2008 Olympic host nation.

Billich created a cityscape painting of the 2008 Olympic Water Sports Venue Qingdao, which has been presented to the Mayor and the Beijing Olympic Committee in Qingdao in July 2005.

Billich also created "The World In Union." The official image of the Rugby World Cup 2003.

Charles Billich received the "Honorary Citizen of Atlanta" and the Key to the City during the Centennial Games; the title Sports Artist of the Year 2000, an Honorary Doctorate and the "Order of the Eagle Exemplar" from the United States Sports Academy and American Sport Art Museum. In 2004 he has also assumed the role of Trustee of this premier sports education facility. Billich has been decorated with the Olympic Gold Order by the French Ministry of Sport for his contributions to the French Olympic Team during the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.

(Source: Wikipedia)

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