Robert Ingpen's original design of an image of Soviet runner, Vladimir Kuts (1927-1975), winning the gold medal ahead of Englishman, Gordon Pirie, in the 5000m at the Melbourne Olympic Games. The artist's original image number - 100 - and subject's names and countries, are handwritten below the design. A sheet of tracing paper, with grid lines and references, folds over the artwork which is signed and dated by the artist. The image is included in a tapestry celebrating 150 years of performances and events on the MCG. Kuts also won the 10,000m and was described by The Argus as 'The Man of the Games'.
0 - Whole: H: 420 W: 297 D: 2mm (H: 16 9/16 W: 11 11/16 D: 1/16")
Vladimir Kuts; 07 Feb 1927; 16 Aug 1975
Victorian Tapestry Workshop
Robert Ingpen; 13 Oct 1936
Melbourne Cricket Club; 1838
Kindly donated to the Melbourne Cricket Club Museum by Robert Ingpen