P0900-155

Movie Poster

Wing Chun

African Tribal

Ghana

West Africa

20th C.

Painting On Flour Sack Canvas



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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