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Extreme Canvas: Hand Painted Movie Posters From Ghana

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In the 1980s a group of entrepreneurs in Ghana created small-scale, mobile film-distribution empires, hitting the road with videocassettes, television monitors, portable gas-powered generators and rolled-up, hand-painted, artist-signed canvas posters. This new medium created the first opportunity for some of the best young painters in Ghana to express themselves on a publi ...more
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Published October 1st 2000 by Dilettante Press
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Marshall
Apr 14, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Actually, the written portion of this book isn't all that. Basically some essays or anecdotes from some famous and not-so famous folks talking about these works of art. BUT, the real kick in the nuts that this book delivers is the artwork.
It features hundreds (feels like, don't hold me to that) of paintings done by self-taught artists in Ghana to promote movies that were shown in makeshift cinemas in the towns around the country. The images are UNBELIEVABLE. Horror movies are even more grotesqu
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Biggest news of the day: Extreme Canvas II just came out. As Richard Scarry would say it's the "best book ever" on Ghanian hand painted movie posters!
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