Rafael Morante

1961 Original Cuban Silkscreen Charlie Chaplin Poster, Cinemateca de Cuba

$325.00
  • 1961 Original Cuban Silkscreen Charlie Chaplin Poster, Cinemateca de Cuba

Rafael Morante

1961 Original Cuban Silkscreen Charlie Chaplin Poster, Cinemateca de Cuba

$325.00
Date: 1961

Size: 20 x 30 inches


About the Poster: As opposed to the French who pioneered the lithographic process, Cuban poster production in the 1950s and 60s was primarily centered around silk screening. Images were built up through layers of paint rather than ink, resulting in a poster which more closely resembled a painting than a traditional litho.

The illustration of Chaplin has known a second wave of popularity in the form of street art. The minimalist black and white image makes an ideal stencil for graffiti artists, a few of whom have gone on to spray the silent actor's face onto the side of buildings. It has also found its way more recently onto t-shirt designs.

About the Artist:  "Rafael Morante Boyerizo is a Cuban painter, graphic designer and comics author. He was born in Madrid, Spain, but his family moved to Cuba in 1940, as a result of the Spanish Civil War. He began his professional career in 1956. Morante is one of the leading poster artists for the Cuban Institute of Cinematographic Art and Industry (ICAIC). He has also worked for the Editora Nacional de Cuba and the Cuban Books Institute.

Morante has participated in the creation of animated films, and has made illustrations for magazines like Cine Cubano and Tricontinental. He is the author of the comic story 'Alona y Los Otros', that ran in Cómicos in 1988, and was also published in Costa Rica, Mexico and Bolivia. He is also the author of the futuristic story '2031'. He has additionally worked as a drawing teacher." (Source: http://www.lambiek.net)

In very good condition and ready to frame. From a private collection.