Is offering a huge selection of handmade Cuban silk-screen movie posters, many of which work beautifully well together. To view all of the posters, please visit our. The Cuban Poster Gallery appreciates your business!Here we are offering a stylish Cuban silk-screen poster that was designed in 1963 for the first showing in Cuba of MADRE JUANA DE LOS ANGELES (Mother Jones of the Angels), a Polish movie set in a 17th century convent about a high-ranking Roman Catholic official who exorcises a nun who is supposedly possessed by demons. This handmade poster was designed by one of the early stars of post-revolution Cuban graphic design, Rafael Morante. A copy of this poster is in the permanent collection of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences museum in Los Angeles.
Copy of this poster was displayed at Artes de Cuba: From the Island to the World, the 2018 cultural festival at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D. Yet another copy of this graphic was selected to appear in a prestigious 2018 poster art retrospective at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (National Fine Arts Museum) in Havana.
And the poster was displayed again at a 2018 exhibition at the Embassy of Spain in Havana. Silk-screened in the Cuban Film Institute's workshop in Havana about 15 years ago, some years after the poster was first released.
Morante's " Madre Juana " poster was one of the first designed in Havana for an Eastern European movie after Cuba joined the Soviet Bloc in the early 1960s. Condition of this poster is good with minor imperfections, including small wrinkles.Please see the images we have posted to judge the condition for yourself. This listing counts as one item. TITLE: MADRE JUANA DE LOS ANGELES (Mother Jones of the Angels), designed for the first showing in Cuba of this movie from Poland.
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 50 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 collectibility, 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 collectibility, 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 at the Cuban Poster Gallery offer both 1st and 2nd Edition posters.
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. The item "MOTHER JONES Cuban Silkscreen Poster for Polish Movie About Exorcised Nun / Cuba" is in sale since Friday, September 28, 2018. This item is in the category "Art\Art Posters". The seller is "cubanpostergallery" and is located in Washington, District Of Columbia. This item can be shipped worldwide.