RETROSPECTIVE: 40 YEARS OF CUBAN FILM POSTERS
Click here for a view of some of Bachs' film posters.
|When Eduardo Muņoz Bachs died in July, 2001, at 64, the world of Cuban graphic design lost its most prolific and enchanting artist. In the 40 years he worked with the Cuban Film Institute (ICAIC), he produced some 2000 posters -- for Cuban and foreign movies, for special festivals and exhibits in Cuba and abroad. Bachs found a way to express graphically his own special take on each movie or event: one of his simplest posters was done for a documentary about Argentina,||"Missing Children," directed by
Estela Bravo. The poster he made, unusual for him, was one of
infinite sadness: a child's lone multi-colored ball in the
corner of an all-black background. His most famous series uses
images of Charlie Chaplin to represent all movies. This exhibit
presents more than 100 of Bachs' posters, and during the
exhibit, many of the posters will be for sale as a donation to
the Art Space.