Is offering a huge selection of handmade Cuban silk-screen movie posters, many of which work beautifully well together. The Cuban Poster Gallery appreciates your business! Here is a Cuban graphic arts masterpiece -- a rarely seen, hand-signed original silk-screen movie poster designed by an artist whose work can be found in museums worldwide.
This original poster came from the private collection of award-winning Cuban artist. Antonio Fernández Reboiro, who moved from Havana to Madrid in the 1980s and died in Spain in January 2020. This brilliantly colorful silk-screen was designed by Reboiro in 1978 for the first showing in Cuba of the Italian movie THE INNOCENT.Please see below for a brief description of the film, which tells the story of a chauvinistic Italian aristocrat. 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 1978, four 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 good with brilliant colors with some imperfections, including. A tiny piece missing from the upper black border, some small tears on the border, a repair with tape on the back of the poster and a streak on the upper left side, created by unevenly applied paint during the silk-screening process. Please see the images we have posted. You will have to look closely to see the aforementioned streak. Set in the late 19. Century, The Innocent tells the story of a wealthy, married Roman aristocrat who has a possessive mistress (played by Jennifer O'Neill).
The aristocrat's interest in his wife (Laura Antonelli) is rekindled when he sees how happy she is with her new. Lover, a novelist who eventually dies of a tropical infection.
TITLE: EL INOCENTE (THE INNOCENT), designed in 1978 for the first Cuban showing of this 1976 Italian movie. Approximately 27.5 by 18 inches; 69 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. 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.