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African Movie Posters

P0900-303
Movie Poster
WING CHUN
GHANA, WEST AFRICA
20TH C.
PAINTING ON FLOUR SACK CANVAS
40'' W x 62'' H
$395

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.