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The Cuban Poster Gallery appreciates your business! Here we are offering a hard-to-find original and hand-signed Cuban screen-print that was designed in Havana in 2009 to salute the classic 1957 Japanese film THRONE OF BLOOD (TRONO DE SANGRE in Spanish), directed by Akira Kurosawa.
See below for a brief description of the film. This much-honored poster was designed for a competition, sponsored by the Cuban Film Institute, that challenged Cuban designers to make a poster for any classic world film. The competition resulted in some outstanding silk-screened posters (all made in very small numbers) for films such as Seven Samurai, Clockwork Orange, Cabaret, Silence of the Lambs, Rebel Without A Cause and Persona (the Igmar Bergman classic). The Cuban Poster Gallery has acquired a few copies of these rarely seen posters; we invite you add them to your collection before they are gone! This bold 20 b y 27 inch poster was designed by one of the stars of the celebrated new generation of Cuban graphic artists-- Edel Rodriguez Molano , who signs his posters MOLA.
The poster was made in a prestigious screen-print workshop in the historic Habana Vieja neighborhood of the Cuban capital. The poster is marked (in pencil) P/T, which means it is a Prueba de Taller--a rarely seen Workshop Proof. We believe fewer than 100 copies were made of this poster, which was chosen for inclusion in the spring/summer 2013 edition of SLANTED , a prestigious German design journal that was devoted almost entirely to Cuban poster art. This poster was also featured in the 2016 book.
Hecho en Cuba: Cinema in the Cuban Graphics, which was published in Italy. Overall condition of this hand-signed poster is good. As with most Cuban screen-prints, small imperfections can be expected because these graphics are handmade. Brief summary of film: A war-hardened general, egged on by his ambitious wife, works to fulfill a prophecy that he would become lord of Spider's Web Castle... The film transposes the plot of William Shakespeare's play Macbeth to feudal Japan, with stylistic elements drawn from Noh drama.The film stars Toshiro Mifune and Isuzu Yamada in the lead roles. Source: Internet Movie Database and Wikipedia. TITLE: TRONO DE SANGRE (Throne of Blood), designed to salute this classic 1957 movie from Japan. DESIGNER: MOLA (Edel Rodriguez Molano) b. 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. The item "THRONE OF BLOOD Signed Cuban Screenprint Art Poster / Kurosawa Movie JAPAN CUBA" is in sale since Thursday, January 3, 2019. 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.