Cuban movie posters were made using the handmade silkscreen process. Aesthetically, the paint, applied in thick layers gave these posters a unique texture that is closer to a painting than to posters.
Artistically they are among the best designed in the world and many prizes were awarded to their creators. This poster was kept flat in a temperature controlled room for the last 10 years. Some flaws like small tears in the border, cracks in the silkscreen paint, pinhole bug bites and water stains are very common in Cuban posters due to the humid/hot weather. It is very difficult to find an original silkscreen from the 60's and 70's.And almost impossible to find it in pristine condition. In the majority of titles, only 250-500 handmade posters were ever printed and except for a selected group of collectors, most people disposed of them by dressing walls or recycling. Only a fraction of those survived until now.
This is one of the very few. Includes a Certificate of Authenticity from CubanPosters. Contraseña Corn (Corn Password) Polish film directed by Waldemar Podgorski.This is a simple grading scale I developed for silkscreen movie posters. I'd been an avid collector for almost 20 years and I've seen thousands of them. I was part of the poster scene and met many of the artists. I read everything is printed about Cuban posters. With every original poster I will send you a Certificate of Authenticity legally graded and signed by me.
This spot is reserved only for those lucky posters that were acquired while new by collectors that luckily like them so much, that kept them in a acid-free and temperature-humidity controlled environment. Even under these circumstances, yellowing of the paper is expected. Painting is smooth and bright.Some small tears around the border might be present as long as they are repaired to avoid further damage. Small bug bites, cracking in the paint, light folds, repairable tears and water stains are fine as long as the flaw does not interfere with the beauty and integrity of the image. I have many many beauties that fall in this category. It is reserved to the neglected poster. The one who spent years and years rolled in top of a closet in humid Havana or under the beds to keep them flat.
Also those who were glued to the walls 5. This place is only for the poster that is beyond repair BUT is still collectible because it has more than 40 years, only 50 were made and probably this one is the only one in existence.
I included are some closeups from the actual poster for best visualization of its condition. Original Cuban posters are becoming highly collectable and because of their scarcity many are being reproduced.Please check out our other auctions. If you see any other posters you like, we can combine multiple items in one tube.
An exhibition of 125 handmade silkscreened posters for Cuban and international films, from the collection of ICAIC will be on display in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences new exhibition Cuban Film Posters: From Havana to the World, beginning Friday, May 13, in the Academys Grand Lobby Gallery. The exhibition, open to the public, will run through Sunday, August 28. The item "1970 Original Cuban Movie PosterCONTRASEñA CORNDetective spy Polish art film" is in sale since Thursday, November 10, 2016. This item is in the category "Art\Art Posters".The seller is "cubanposters" and is located in Hialeah, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.