This is an extra special offering from the Cuban Poster Gallery of two prized, hard-to-find collectibles (and this is our last copy in our gallery to sell of each). (1) An original, hand-signed, limited-edition Cuban screen-printed graphic, titled MALECON, that was designed in Havana in 2002 but not printed until 2013 after the award-winning artist--Eduardo Sarmiento--sought asylum in the United States. Only 100 copies of this rare poster were screened. Scarce 288-page copy of the English language German design journal "SLANTED" that devoted an entire issue to Cuban poster art, photography, illustration and pop culture. Eduardo Sarmiento's MALECON poster adorns both the front and back covers of SLANTED's spring/summer 2013 edition, which includes about 300 photos of Cuban graphics and interviews with Cuban artists.The text is in English and Spanish. Today, with Cuba and the United States having reestablished diplomatic relations, we believe the MALECON poster is a unique piece of Latin America artwork, an original screen-print that sums up the broken relationship between Cuba and the United States over the past six decades--and the toll it has taken on Cubans who live on both sides of the Florida Straits. MALECON (which refers to Havana's famous waterfront promenade) is an original, hand-signed and numbered screen-printed poster that was designed in Havana in 2002 and printed in the United States in 2013 to tell the story -- with a simple but powerful image -- of the divided Cuban people, those who live on the island and those who have moved off the island, often at great risk. T he poster shows a Cuban flag that is "broken, " just like the relationship between Cuba and its northern neighbor has been for many decades. Artist Eduardo Sarmiento tells us that the broken star in the red, white and blue Cuban flag on his poster resembles a paper boat, which in turn represents the thousands of boats and rafts that Cubans have used to flee the island over the past six decades. The white stripes in the flag represent treacherous waves in the deep blue waters of the Florida Straits (which separate Cuba and the United States), where many Cubans have died trying to flee.
"Of course, the poster is a political-social-personal statement, " says Sarmiento, who sought asylum in the United States in 2006 and now lives in Florida. The poster "is an image of Cuba, " he says.
The nation is not complete, the families are not complete, there is fragmentation everywhere. Sarmiento told us he did not feel comfortable printing the poster while he lived in Cuba. Today, the artist's work.
Can be found in the permanent collections of the Museum of Latin American Art in California, the Lowe Art Museum in Florida and the Museum of American Illustration in New York. His work also has been featured in various publications, including the New York Times, The Miami Herald, ESPN magazine and the Texas Monthly. Condition of this poster is good.
Please see the images we have posted. This 19 -by 26-inch graphic was screened-printed on heavy art paper.The poster was hand-signed, numbered No. 36 of 100 copies, dated and titled by Sarmiento on the bottom border. See the last photo we have posted for a close-up of the signature, number, date and title. The full title of the journal you will also receive is SLANTED CUBA: THE NEW GENERATION. The 288-page soft-cover book contains both color and black and white images of about 300 Cuban posters, thumbnail profiles of Cubans artists as well as essays by and interviews with Cuban artists, including Eduardo Sarmiento, Nelson Ponce, Giselle Monzon and others from the new generation of Cuban designers. The text of the book is in English with a Spanish translation in the back. See the sample images of the book that we have posted. For graphic art specialists, this edition of SLANTED also includes a separate 30-page booklet titled Contemporary Typefaces.
You will receive this booklet, too. Addresses in separate packages by. YEAR: Designed in 2002, screen-printed in 2013. SIZE: 19 x 26 inches; 50 x 70 cm.
ORIGIN: Designed in Havana, Cuba in 2002; screen-printed in the United States in 2013. Offers a huge selection of handmade Cuban silk-screen posters, many of which work beautifully well together. To view all of the posters, please visit our. Here's a brief description of Cuba's the prized silk-screen movie posters that we also offer.For more than 50 years, the. Cuban Film Institute has been designing silk-screened posters for most every movie shown on the island, whether the films originated in Cuba, the United States, Brazil, Japan or Italy.
In the midst of the Cold War 1960s and 1970s, many of the subtitled foreign films shown in Cuba came from the island nation's communist allies in the Soviet Union, Eastern Europe, Vietnam and even North Korea. Unlike in the United States, where movie posters are often dominated by images of Hollywood stars, the Cubans assign a graphic artist to design an original piece of artwork for each film. These posters are widely recognized in graphic design circles.As stylish works of art, handmade one color at a time and often under difficult circumstances at various times, paint and even paper have been in short supply on the island. Cuba's silk-screen movie posters are nothing less than museum pieces. But don't take our word for it! Examples of Cuban poster art can be found in the permanent collections of museums across the globe from the Victoria & Albert in London to the Museum of Modern Art in New York, as well as in prestigious institutions such as the Library of Congress in Washington D. And the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Los Angeles. Adding to their collectibility, Cuba's movie posters are produced in limited numbers. Typically, a few hundred copies are made for each film, although the runs have been as low as 50. Responding to demand from collectors, the Cuban Film Institute has re-screened some of its more popular posters, though in limited numbers. That's why some posters created in the 1960s and 1970s began reappearing on the Caribbean island in the 1990s and 2000s. Further adding to their collectibility, many of Cuba's vintage posters are imperiled. To us, these survivors are rare beauties, even those with obvious flaws. We are proud to have rescued hundreds of posters from almost certain extinction by storing them in an air conditioned, acid-free environment. We consider both to be collectible, and (in response to a question we often get) all of these posters were legally imported because the U. Government exempts artwork from its economic embargo against Cuba. While the pricier originals are favored by some collectors, the re-screens are also collectible because they were made in the same Havana workshop as the originals. Note that we never sell unauthorized reproductions that have been cranked out in print shops in the U. To us, these are utterly worthless as collectibles.
The item "Rare Signed CUBA Silkscreen + Scarce Art Book with this Cuban Flag Poster on Cover" is in sale since Tuesday, March 6, 2018. This item is in the category "Art\Art Posters". The seller is "cubanpostergallery" and is located in Washington, District Of Columbia. This item can be shipped worldwide.: Signed