Silk Screen Poster

TAMING OF THE FIRE Original Cuban Silkscreen Poster for SOVIET Space Movie CUBA

TAMING OF THE FIRE Original Cuban Silkscreen Poster for SOVIET Space Movie CUBA
TAMING OF THE FIRE Original Cuban Silkscreen Poster for SOVIET Space Movie CUBA
TAMING OF THE FIRE Original Cuban Silkscreen Poster for SOVIET Space Movie CUBA
TAMING OF THE FIRE Original Cuban Silkscreen Poster for SOVIET Space Movie CUBA
TAMING OF THE FIRE Original Cuban Silkscreen Poster for SOVIET Space Movie CUBA
TAMING OF THE FIRE Original Cuban Silkscreen Poster for SOVIET Space Movie CUBA
TAMING OF THE FIRE Original Cuban Silkscreen Poster for SOVIET Space Movie CUBA
TAMING OF THE FIRE Original Cuban Silkscreen Poster for SOVIET Space Movie CUBA

TAMING OF THE FIRE Original Cuban Silkscreen Poster for SOVIET Space Movie CUBA
Is offering a huge selection of handmade Cuban silk-screen movie posters, many of which work beautifully well together. To view all of the posters, please visit our. The Cuban Poster Gallery appreciates your business! The Cuban Poster Gallery is thrilled to offer a Pop Art masterpiece -- this vintage, original and rare Cuban silk-screen movie poster, designed in 1972 for the showing in Cuba of the epic, award-winning Soviet film. In Russian; EL DOMINO DEL FUEGO in Spanish. The movie focused on the Soviet Union's space missions during the Cold War, when the United States and Soviet Union were in a race to dominate the fields of space exploration and missile development. The movie sketches the development of the Soviet space industry, highlighting the 1957 launch of the new rocket SPUTNIK and the USSR's triumph of sending the first human, Yuri Gagarin, into outer space. By the time the movie was released in 1972, communist Cuba had developed strong economic and military ties to the Soviet Union, whose movies were regularly shown on the Caribbean island. This fiery Cold War-era graphic was designed by Luis Vega , a wonderful colorist who in the early years of the Cuban revolution was one of the stars of the famed Cuban poster art movement. Vega left Cuba in 1980; he lives in Miami. This gorgeous 20 by 30 inch Cuban poster (a standard size, so easy and inexpensive to frame) was crafted in the Cuban Film Institute's silk-screen workshop in Havana. Other copies of this poster have been selected for inclusion in books and exhibitions on Cuban poster art, including SLANTED , the German design journal that devoted an entire issue to Cuban culture in 2013. Condition of this 1972 1st Edition poster is good with imperfections that include some marks on the white border and scratches and scuffs. On the face of the graphic. The colors of this vintage silk-screen are strong and vivid. Please see the photos we have posted to judge the condition of the hard-to-find poster for yourself. Most of the imperfections are visible in the photos. As a bonus, the previous owner of this poster (a prominent European collector) had it mounted on archival Japanese paper, a process that stabilizes and protects vintage graphics such as this one. TITLE: EL DOMINO DEL FUEGO (THE TAMING OF THE FIRE), designed for a 1972 screening in Cuba of this epic Soviet film. SIZE: 20 x 30 inches; 51 x 76 cm.

ORIGIN: the ICAIC (Cuban Film Institute) silk-screen workshop in Havana, Cuba. A few words about collecting Cuba's silk-screen movie posters. 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.

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 relatively small 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. 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.

The item "TAMING OF THE FIRE Original Cuban Silkscreen Poster for SOVIET Space Movie CUBA" is in sale since Tuesday, June 4, 2019. 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.

  • Size: 20 x 30 inches; 51 x 76 cm
  • Artist: Luis Vega (b. 1944)
  • Style: Pop Art
  • Date of Creation: 1970-1989
  • Year: 1972
  • Subject: Space
  • Originality: Original
  • Original/Reproduction: Original


TAMING OF THE FIRE Original Cuban Silkscreen Poster for SOVIET Space Movie CUBA