Here we are offering a lovely handmade Cuban silk-screen movie poster designed for CUERDAS EN MI CIUDAD (Strings of my City), designed for a 1995 Cuban film that features impressive vistas of Havana and the music of the award-winning, all-female Cuban string orchestra Camerata Romeu, whose name appears on the poster. The poster was designed by Cuban graphic-arts master Eduardo Muñoz Bachs, whose work can be found in many prestigious collections worldwide, from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' in Los Angeles to The Victoria and Albert Museum's in London.
This 20 by 30 inch poster (a standard size, so easy and inexpensive to frame) was silk-screened in the Cuban Film Institute's workshop in Havana in the past decade, some years after the poster and movie were first released. Beware of cheap, photocopied, mass-produced reproduction "Cuban posters" made in the U. That lack the authenticity of handmade Cuban silk-screens. Overall condition of this poster is good with a wrinkle on the lower half of the graphic.
We are also separately offering a book about the work of Eduardo Muñoz Bachs. TITLE: CUERDAS EN MI CIUDAD (Strings of my City). SIZE: 20 x 30 inches; 51 x 76 cm. ORIGIN: 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. 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.
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.