Original Cinema Poster

Ghana Movie poster African Cinema folk wall art hand paint KILLER INSTINCT


Ghana Movie poster African Cinema folk wall art hand paint KILLER INSTINCT
Ghana Movie poster African Cinema folk wall art hand paint KILLER INSTINCT

Ghana Movie poster African Cinema folk wall art hand paint KILLER INSTINCT    Ghana Movie poster African Cinema folk wall art hand paint KILLER INSTINCT

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DETAILS FOR THIS FILM AND POSTER: Film: KILLER INSTINCT ACTION Poster: Hand Painted in Ghana by Leonardo for ZAAP Video Club. Size: Art size 59 1/2" x 42 1/2" (151 cm x 108 cm) Condition: In good condition, with some damages, some repairs, small size holes, in some places the paint is off and signs of wear in the art work due to usage. This is not a print!

Its a real oil paint! A unique piece of Authentic African Art! Hand painted Ghana movie posters are unique pieces of Authentic African Art! These types of posters were exhibited many times in museums all over the world and are highly collectible! Here is a little about the origin of this form of art. With the arrival of video and video cassettes during the 1980s in Ghana (West Africa), a small-scale film distribution mobile Cinema was created. The local operators were equipped with a television, a video and occasionally with a portable generator. They were moving from place to place showing their films - sometimes inside social clubs or houses and during the night in the open air! To gather as many spectators as possible, they had to advertise their business and they needed huge posters. Because of this, a new form of art was born. Talented artists after viewing the films were creating large-size posters using oil paint on canvas, but because of the unavailability and high cost of the imported canvases, the artists were using used flour sacks sewn together.

The artist had the freedom to add and change scenes seen, or not seen, in the movie to make the poster more attractive. This is the reason that this hand-painted posters are considered more ART than the usual posters. Each of them is UNIQUE and except for the film content, they express the vision of the artist himself. Because of the poster's "hard" life (transported folded or rolled, displayed under the rain and sun for several months during their rounds all over Ghana) most of the posters were destroyed and the surviving ones have been damaged at the ends of the canvas, peelings, cracking, and other signs of wear. By the mid-1990s, since television and video were more widely available in Ghana, the popularity of the mobile Cinema business declined and almost collapsed.

The profits of the mobile Cinema operators decreased, and they were not able to afford the "expensive" artists to paint their posters anymore. At present days they are using photocopy paper posters in order to cut cost and survive. For more information concerning this type of art please read: "Extreme Canvas: Hand-Painted Movie Poster from Ghana" with over 350 colorful examples of these unique posters.

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This item is in the category "Art\Art Posters". The seller is "ethnic*art*gallery" and is located in this country: GR. This item can be shipped to all countries in Europe.

  1. Color: Multi-Color
  2. Country/Region of Manufacture: Ghana
  3. Date of Creation: 2000-2010
  4. Features: Hand Painted
  5. Framed/Unframed: Unframed
  6. Framing: Unframed
  7. Handmade: Yes
  8. Material: Canvas from used flour sacks
  9. Original/Licensed Reprint: Hand painting
  10. Original/Reproduction: Original
  11. Originality: Hand painting
  12. Poster: Canvas from Used flour sacks
  13. Region of Origin: Ghana
  14. Signed?: Signed
  15. Size: Large
  16. Style: Contemporary Art
  17. Subject: Movie Posters
  18. Type: Poster
  19. Uses: Collectible, Advertising, Interior Design, Movie Promotion, Wall Decoration
  20. Year of Production: 2000-2010


Ghana Movie poster African Cinema folk wall art hand paint KILLER INSTINCT    Ghana Movie poster African Cinema folk wall art hand paint KILLER INSTINCT