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Year:2019
Class:Cinema
Status:Unknown
Released:09/14/19
Run:25
Technique:Giclee
Paper:Signa Smooth 300gsm Rag
Size:20 X 30
Markings:Numbered
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MondoCon 2019
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This style of poster was once the product of a much larger industry known as the “Ghanaian Mobile Cinema”. This business started in the late 1980’s when artistic industrious groups of people formed video clubs. With a television, vcr, vhs tapes, and a portable generator they’d travel throughout Ghana setting up make-shift screening areas in villages void of electricity.

Mobile cinema operators found a need to set their products apart, so an advertising motif came into play. With no affordable access to printing, the hand-painted movie poster was the most logical advertising vehicle. Skilled local artists were now part of this growing entertainment industry in Ghana, and they surely brought their own distinct touch to each film they were called upon to promote. By sewing together two used flour sacks, a perfect sized canvas for a movie poster was created.

Deadly Prey Gallery is dedicated to hand-painted movie posters from Ghana, West African sign art, masks and sculptural objects. Although the heyday of the “Ghanaian Mobile Cinema” is no longer, Deadly Prey continues to work with some original artists in Ghana to commission new posters.

Deadly Prey ensures a majority of all sales goes directly to the artists in Ghana.
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Original Price$125.00
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