Explore the Golden Age of Hand-Painted Movie Posters from Ghana at Poster House Museum

 

 

 

Photographyt of posters from Ernie Wolfe’s book Extreme Canvas 1; by Ola Baldych

How did the mix of Western movies, economics and religion in the 1980s and 1990s inspire larger-than-life posters in Ghana? If you are intrigued by movie posters, you won’t want to miss the next exhibition at Poster House Museum ~  Baptized by Beefcake: The Golden Age of Hand-Painted Movie Posters from Ghana.

Photographs of posters from Ernie Wolfe’s Extereme Canvas 2 for Poster House, 2018; by Ola Baldych

The exhibition presents the work of twenty-two artists whose posters explore how Western movies became symbols of modernity, and even vehicles for religious experience ~ where Rambo and the Terminator become messengers of moral ideologies.

Baptized by Beefcake: The Golden Age of Hand-Painted Movie Posters from Ghana is curated by Angelina Lippert, with exhibition design by Ola Baldych. The exhibition will be on view from October 17, 2019 through January 5, 2020 at Poster House Museum, 119 West 23rd Street, NYC, Main Gallery.

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