Coming Attraction: Cuban Movie Posters from the Collection of Merrill C. Berman

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On view: April 5 - May 12, 2012

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Artists: Eduardo Muñoz Bachs, Raúl Oliva Baluja, Réne Azcuy Cárdenas, Luis Vega De Castro, Fors, Antonio Pérez (Niko) González, Nestor, Julio Eloy Pérez Mesa, Antonio Fernández Reboiro, and Alfredo Gonzålez Rostgaard.

Coming Attraction is the eighth in a series of international shows organized by IPCNY throughout its twelve-year history and is its first presentation of Cuban printmaking. The exhibition features thirty-five screen-printed posters created to publicize Cuban films from the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s. Stephen Heller, noted authority on graphic design, writes: “Famous around the world for their brash originality and bright, clear graphic sensibility, Cuban cinema posters of the Revolutionary Era are held in as high esteem as the moodier and more abstract Polish film posters of the same era.” The works evoke a variety of ideas and practices within and alongside printmaking—film, graphic design, advertising, and political commentary. An illustrated brochure with curatorial statements and biographical information about the artists will accompany the exhibition.

The prints are on loan from private collector Merrill C. Berman, whose collection includes more than 125 Cuban film posters from the 1960s to 1990s.

The exhibition coincides with the Havana Film Festival New York, April 12–20, 2012.