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African Movie Posters

P0900-059
Movie Poster, Framed
EVIL THING
GHANA, WEST AFRICA
20TH C.
PAINTING ON FLOUR SACK CANVAS
59'' W x 69'' H
$8,900

During the late 1980s, a cottage industry developed in Ghana, West Africa, called "mobile cinema." Entrepreneurs travelled from village to village with a TV, VCR and a portable gas powered generator and showed movies. The need to attract customers gave birth to what is now recognized as a distinctive, compelling collectible — the Ghanaian movie poster. They almost always present a lurid, colorful patchwork of images intended to attract, engage and entice the viewer. Though sometimes grotesque, melodramatic or downright ludicrous, they are unfailingly memorable, indeed unforgettable.