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Here we are offering a rarely seen signed, original silk-screen movie poster that was handmade in. In 1999 to salute the classic 1938 Cuban-Mexican comedy/ musical ROMANCE DEL PALMAR, which was released in the English-speaking world as IT HAPPENED IN HAVANA. The movie also takes its viewers inside Cuba's most iconic cabarets during an era when Havana was dubbed the Paris of the New World. This hard-to-find, tropical themed poster was designed in 1999 by Cuban graphic artist Raúl Plasencia for a competition in Havana among young Cuban artists. Each artist who entered the competition was directed by the Cuban Film Institute to design a poster saluting a classic Cuban film.
This 20 by 30 inch poster (a standard size, so easy and inexpensive to frame) was silk-screened in the Cuban Film Institute workshop in. Condition of the poster is good; as with many Cuban movie posters, please note that you might find some slight ripples or wrinkles in the white borders around the images and small imperfections elsewhere because these posters are, after all, handmade.But this poster is in great shape! ROMANCE DEL PALMAR, released in English as It Happened in Havana.
SIGNED: Yes, by the artist's hand. The ICAIC (Cuban Film Institute) silk-screen workshop in.
A few words about collecting Cuba's silk-screen movie posters. For more than 60 years, the.
Cuban Film Institute has been designing silk-screened posters for most every movie shown on the island, whether the films originated in Cuba, the United States, Brazil, Japan or Italy. In the midst of the Cold War 1960s and 1970s, many of the subtitled foreign films shown in. Came from the island nation's communist allies in the Soviet Union. Where movie posters are often dominated by images of. Stars, the Cubans assign a graphic artist to design an original piece of artwork for each film.
These posters are widely recognized in graphic design circles. As stylish works of art, handmade one color at a time and often under difficult circumstances at various times, paint and even paper have been in short supply on the island. S silk-screen movie posters are nothing less than museum pieces.
But don't take our word for it! Examples of Cuban poster art can be found in the permanent collections of museums across the globe from the Victoria & Albert in.As well as in prestigious institutions such as the Library of Congress in. S movie posters are produced in relatively small numbers. Typically, a few hundred copies are made for each film, although the runs have been as low as 50. Responding to demand from collectors, the Cuban Film Institute has re-screened some of its more popular posters. That's why some posters created in the 1960s and 1970s began reappearing on the. Island in the 1990s and 2000s.
Further adding to their collectability, many of. S vintage posters are imperiled.Although a few hundred copies may have been screened originally, relatively few have survived, due to the island's wet and humid climate, insect infestation, inadequate storage facilities in. To us, these survivors are rare beauties, even those with obvious flaws.
We are proud to have rescued hundreds of posters from almost certain extinction by storing them in an air conditioned, acid-free environment. We consider both to be collectible, and (in response to a question we often get) all of these posters were legally imported because the. Government exempts artwork from its economic embargo against. While the pricier originals are favored by some collectors, the re-screens are also collectible because they were made in the same.
Note that we never sell unauthorized reproductions that have been cranked out in print shops in the. This item is in the category "Art\Art Prints". The seller is "cubanpostergallery" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.