"KOHINOOR" FRAMED VINTAGE INDIAN MOVIE POSTER, 1960
While many in the West only have a cursory awareness of the history and scale of Bollywood, Indian film production has been a vital and powerful industry for most of the 20th century.
Mid-century film posters from India are simultaneously familiar and foreign.
Their conventions borrow heavily from their American counterparts, however the hand-painted details, dynamic palettes and crazy font choices are often far superior.
"Kohinoor" is a prime example. Originally hand-painted by a C.Mohan (who included his signature on the middle left edge), the work was reproduced by lithograph. This example has been miraculously preserved and handsomely framed.
The poster was included in the exhibition "Picture House: The Art of Bollywood" at the Art Gallery of Mississauga during the summer of 2011.
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Lithograph poster, framed.
51"H 41"W framed
39.5"H 28.5"W poster
Very good condition.