End of the Wicked

  • P0900-043
  • End of the Wicked
  • Movie Poster, Framed
  • Ghana, West Africa
  • 20th C.
  • Painting on Flour Sack Canvas
  • Frame: 59.5'' W x 72.25'' H
  • Image: 44'' W x 56.5'' H
  • $8950

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  • 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.
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P0900-043 – End of the Wicked
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