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 an ORIGINAL, vintage Cuban silk-screen poster, designed in 1976 for the first Cuban showing of the award-winning Polish movie The Structure of Crystals (La estructura del cristal in Spanish , Struktura Krysztalu in Polish), directed by Krzysztof Zanussi. His 20 x 30 inch poster was designed by Julio Eloy and silk-screened in the Cuban Film Institute's workshop in Havana in 1976. A brief New York Times review of the movie can be found below. Condition of this vintage poster is good/fair for its age with defects that include a tear, foxing and wrinkles. Please examine the photos we have posted to judge the condition of the poster for yourself. Summary of film: The prolific Polish director Krzysztof Zanussi's debut feature Struktura Krysztalu (The Strcuture of Crystals), is a Chekhovian chamber drama contrasting the divergent lifestyles of two old friends. Marek (Andrzej Zarnecki) is an eminently successful Polish physicist from the city.
As the film opens, he journeys to the secluded home of old college mate Jan , who has achieved "spiritual and moral balance" by removing himself more or less permanently from harried urban life and relocating to a more rural environment. The film appears simplistic on the surface, but only deceptively so, for it places great weight on behavioral observation and Zanussi uses the material to interweave social and ethical questions into the mundanity of day-to-day occurrences, using those events to create natural tension and conflict between his characters. This movie swept a wide array of international awards, including the Mermaid Award at Warsaw and numerous other honors at festivals including Valladolid, Panama and Mar del Plata.
It brought the 30-year-old Zanussi international acclaim. TITLE: La estructura del cristal (The Structure of Crystals), designed for the first Cuban showing of this acclaimed 1969 Polish movie. DESIGNER: Julio Eloy Mesa b. 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 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. 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 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 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. To us, these are utterly worthless as collectibles. The item "Original'76 CUBAN Silkscreen Poster / Polish Movie STRUCTURE OF CRYSTALS / Cuba" is in sale since Sunday, February 11, 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.