This brilliantly colorful silk-screen was designed by Antonio Reboiro in 1979 for a Cuban documentary film about a Nigerian dance troupe from Ahmadu Bello University, the largest institution of higher learning in sub-Saharan Africa. The movie was directed by a prominent Cuban film director, Oscar L.
The poster is titled GRUPO DANZARIO UNIVERSIDAD AHAMADU BELLO DE NIGERIA. Bello University Dance Group of Nigeria. Antonio Reboiro's sought-after posters can be found in many museums and prestigious private collections, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, C. Entre Georges Pompidou in Paris and the.Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Los Angeles. A selection of Reboiro posters was on view at MoMA in late 2015 and early 2016. Reboiro's work also was highlighted in an extensive 2019 exhibition of Cuban poster art at the prestigious Musée des Arts Décoratifs (Decorative Arts Museum) in Paris. This hand-signed 27 1/2 by 18 inch poster was made in the Cuban Film Institute's silk-screen workshop in Havana in 1979, a couple of years before Reboiro left Cuba to live in Spain, carrying a treasure trove of his poster art with him.
As mentioned above, this poster comes from Reboiro's personal collection in Madrid. Please note that the hand-signed posters in Reboiro's private collection do not have the white borders that most Cuban movie posters have, so we recommend framing them with a mat. Many work beautifully well together and, as we have noted, they are true museum pieces. Overall condition of this poster is VERY GOOD with brilliant colors and only tiny imperfections such as minor paper loss and ink runoff on the borders. We invite you to view the photos we have posted.
Bello University Dance Group of Nigeria. GRUPO DANZARIO UNIVERSIDAD AHAMADU BELLO DE NIGERIA. Designed in 1979 for a Cuban documentary about this West African dance troupe. Approximately 27.5 by 18 inches; 70 x 46 cm. SIGNED: Yes, by the artist's hand.The ICAIC (Cuban Film Institute) silk-screen workshop in Havana, Cuba. 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 Cuba came from the island nation's communist allies in the Soviet Union, Eastern Europe, Vietnam and even North Korea.
Unlike in the United States, where movie posters are often dominated by images of Hollywood 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. Cuba'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 London to the Museum of Modern Art in New York, as well as in prestigious institutions such as the Library of Congress in Washington D. And the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Los Angeles. Adding to their collectability, Cuba'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 Caribbean island in the 1990s and 2000s. Further adding to their collectability, many of Cuba's vintage posters are imperiled.
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 U. Government exempts artwork from its economic embargo against Cuba. While the pricier originals are favored by some collectors, the re-screens are also collectible because they were made in the same Havana workshop as the originals. Note that we never sell unauthorized reproductions that have been cranked out in print shops in the U.
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