AFRICA ART MOVIE CINEMA POSTER HOME WALL DECOR HAND PAINTED GHANA CANVAS MERMAID
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THE LITTLE MERMAID
This a beautiful oil painted on canvas poster painted in Ghana West Africa.
DETAILS FOR THIS FILM AND POSTER:
Film: THE LITTLE MERMAID
Poster: Hand Painted in Ghana by " O.A HEAVY J " for the local Cinemas.
Art size 62 1/2" x 42" ( 159 cm x 106 cm )
Condition: In very good condition, few very small size holes and few signs of wear in the art work due to usage. Please see photos.
This is not a print !! is a real oil paint !!!
A real piece of Authentic African art !!!!
This type of posters are highly collectible and many times displayed in Museums all over the world !!!!!!!
With the arrival of video and video cassettes during 1980s In Ghana (West Africa) a small-scale film distribution / mobile Cinema was created.
This small size mobile " Cinema " operators were equipped with a television a Video and some times with a small portable generator and were moving from town to town from village to village operating and showing their films! (During the day inside social clubs or houses and during the night in the open air)
In order to attract more customers and in order to advertise their mission and business the need of huge posters was created and born!
Talented artists after viewing the film were creating large size posters using oil paint on canvas!
The artist had the freedom to add or change scenes seen or not seen in the film in order to make the poster more attractive! (This is the reason that this hand painted posters are more interesting as ART than the normal posters since each of this hand painted poster is UNIQUE! and except the film content it also express the artist him self!)
These posters were rolled or folded and easy to move around with the mobile Cinema.
Because of the posters " hard " life (Folded or rolled, under the rain and sun and display for several months during their rounds all over Ghana) most of the surviving posters have damage at the end of the canvas, peelings, cracking and other damages.
By the mid 1990s the mobile Cinema business declined and almost collapsed since television and video was more widely available in Ghana.
The profits of the mobile Cinema operators were also reduced ! and they were not able to afford the "expensive" talented artist to paint their posters any more !!!! And at the present days they have to rely with Photocopy paper posters in order to survive and reduce cost!
For more information concerning this type of art please read: " Extreme Canvas: Hand-Painted Movie Poster from Ghana " with over 350 colorful examples of this unique posters!
Check out the other movie posters in my Store!
We are exporters and retailers of African art with offices located in West Africa ( Ghana ) were we do all our purchases and Europe ( Cyprus and Greece ) were we stock and ship all our items.
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SHIPPING INFORMATION :
We ship by registered insured "AIR MAIL" anywhere in the world.
Delivery time for Europe is 5-10 working days.
Delivery time for USA and the rest of the World is 10-20 working days.
To reduce shipping cost you can combine your order of posters. Each additional poster $ 7 for shipping and handling.
RETURN POLICY :
If for any reason you are not happy with your purchase please notify as within 14 days of receiving the parcel. We will provide you with return shipping instructions and will refund you the cost of the items as soon as we receive the return parcel.
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