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TeamGB flaunts its artistic side at Rio Olympics

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This year's commissioned artwork for the #Rio2016 #Olympics reveal a colorful and vibrant flair. Commissioning #artwork for the Olympics has been a tradition since 1912, and this year's pieces were recently unveiled to great fanfare. 

TeamGB flaunts its artistic side at Rio Olympics

The eight featured artists are Sam Taylor-Johnson, Howard Hodgkin, Tracey Emin, David Shrigley, Anne Hardy, Sarah Jones, Eddie Peake and Benjamin Senior. The eight artists were asked to create unique images in celebration of Rio and Brazil, inspired by the British Olympic team.

TeamGB flaunts its artistic side at Rio Olympics

The artists drew #inspiration from subjects far and wide -- infusing themes from #Brazil's flag colors, the nature of #sports' competitive-yet-playful #energy, and inspirational slogans that capture the lively spirit of the Olympics.

TeamGB flaunts its artistic side at Rio Olympics

Sam Taylor-Johnson's Wanderer Above the Sea of Dreams:

TeamGB flaunts its artistic side at Rio Olympics

Anne Hardy's Reflection:

TeamGB flaunts its artistic side at Rio Olympics

David Shrigley's Life is Fantastic:

TeamGB flaunts its artistic side at Rio Olympics

Benjamin Senior's Stroke Tempo:

TeamGB flaunts its artistic side at Rio Olympics

Sarah Jones's Cabinet (Spiral):

TeamGB flaunts its artistic side at Rio Olympics

Tracey Emin's True Love Always Wins:

TeamGB flaunts its artistic side at Rio Olympics

Eddie Peake's Sweat:

TeamGB flaunts its artistic side at Rio Olympics

Howard Hodgkin's The Road to Rio:

TeamGB flaunts its artistic side at Rio Olympics