Coming Full Circle (Return to Athens)

Created by
Allen, Steve Randall, American, born 1954
Commissioned by
United States Olympic Committee, American, founded 1894
Date
2004
Medium
acrylic paint on canvas
Dimensions
48 x 60 x 1 1/2 in. (121.9 x 152.4 x 3.8 cm)
Description
An acrylic painting depicting people participating in Summer Olympic events. Some of the events depicted are rowing, archery, basketball, baseball, table tennis, track and field, lacrosse, shooting, Tae Kwon Do, cycling, badminton, soccer, an equestrian events, fencing, soccer, weight lifting, wrestling gymnastics, boxing and judo. At top center, partially obscured by the athletes are the words "United States" in blue and "USA" in red. At the center of the painting is a man running. He is holding an Olympic torch and wearing a gold medal on a blue ribbon. The painting is signed by Steve R. Allen at bottom right.
Place depicted
Athens, Periféreia Protevoúsis, Greece, Europe
Classification
Visual Arts
Type
acrylic paintings
Topic
Art
Athletes
Olympics
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture; Gift of Steve R. Allen in honor of Mr. Arthur Lee Allen
Object number
2013.151.2
Restrictions & Rights
© Steve R. Allen
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5f50a3f52-c455-4c63-b7ee-d24c4a73f1a7