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The remaining 200 pcs were sold limited at a Swatch The Club Germany event on the 11th. Former olympic champion Carl Lewis was present at the Swatch Store Munich to sign the special. About 50 club members participated at the event and queued up early for the signing:
At 11am, Carl arrived and started to sign autographs:
Carl only gave one autograph at a time, so I had to queue up about 10 times to get everything signed that I wanted (I now have an USA Olympic Team gold NOC Atlanta 1996 [GZ150JA] signed by Carl :-)
After the signing, we walked to the exhibition in the gallery near the Hofbräuhaus (only 5 mins walking).
To celebrate the opening of the exhibition on 11-APR, a VIP party took place on the evening before on the 10th. Many famous German athletes, actors, and other VIPs were invited to the party and signed the following board:
The following pictures show a few examples of the artwork being shown at the exhibition:
shoe of basketball star Shaquille O'Neal, designed by Baywatch star Pamela Anderson
for a charity auction in december 2001
Discus: Lars Riedel, Olympic Discus Throwing Gold Medalist, Germany
left: Gymnastics: Alice Bucaille, Arts Deco, France
right: Gymnastics: Stephen Dean, Designer [Painted Time Swatches], France
Baseball: Ken Duken, Actor, Germany
Weight Throw: Markus Alfred Grabenwöger, Visual Artist, Austria
Tennis: N. G. Hayek, [we all know him :-], Switzerland
Dirk Bach, Actor, Germany
left: Weight Throw: Tobias Schlegl, TV Presenter, Germany
middle: Gymnastics: Jury Chechi, Italy
Presentations of the five German cities (Hamburg, Leipzig, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Düsseldorf) bidding to become candidate to host the Olympic Games 2012.
Meanwhile, Leipzig has been elected.
Judo: Jean Charles de Castelbajac, Fashion Designer, France
Judo: Agatha Ruiz de la Prada, Fashion Designer, Spain
Up: Basketball: Baruc Corazón, Journalist, Spain
See more pictures from the exhibition on page 2 of the report.
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