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TO BE THE BEST - Exclusive Hand-Painted Martial Art Poster

TO BE THE BEST - Exclusive Hand-Painted Martial Art Poster

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TO BE THE BEST - Original Ghanaian Hand-Painted Movie Poster

Experience the raw artistic allure with "TO BE THE BEST", an original martial art/action movie poster, exclusively hand-painted in Ghana. Created by the talented ARMARHSCO for the 007 Video Club, this piece exemplifies the unique African art form of cinema advertising.

Painted on recycled canvas, this large artwork measures 60 1/2" x 39 1/2" (153 cm x 100 cm), reflecting its vibrant history and the challenging conditions it has survived. Despite signs of wear including holes and paint loss, it stands as a testament to the tough life of mobile cinema advertisements under the African sun and rain.

Size: Art size 60 1/2" x 39 1/2" ( 153 cm x 100 cm ).

Condition: In BELOW AVERAGE CONDITION, with MANY damages, HOLES, in MANY places the paint is off and signs of wear in the art the work due to usage. Please see photos.

This hand-painted movie poster for "To Be The Best" is a vivid representation of the film's dynamic and inspiring themes. Created by skilled Ghanaian artists, this poster is painted on recycled flour sacks, showcasing not only artistic skill but also a commitment to sustainable practices. The artwork captures key moments and characters from the film, using bold colors and expressive techniques that draw attention and intrigue viewers.

Cultural and Artistic Significance

The hand-painted movie posters of Ghana are a unique artistic phenomenon that originated in the 1980s with the growth of mobile cinema. Local artists employed their talents to create large, eye-catching posters on recycled materials like flour sacks to promote various films being shown around the country. This tradition highlights both the resourcefulness and creativity of the artists, making each poster a one-of-a-kind piece of art. Historically, these posters served not just as advertisements but as vibrant expressions of local culture and cinematic interpretation, capturing the essence of the films in imaginative ways that often included fantastical elements not present in the movies themselves. Despite the decline in the mobile cinema business by the mid-1990s, these posters have become highly sought after as collectibles and continue to be celebrated in art exhibitions globally.

Film Information

To Be The Best

  • Genre: Drama
  • Director: Joe Chapman
  • Cast: Michael Worth, Martin Kove, Alex Cord
  • Plot: The film centers on the life of a talented kickboxer who strives to be the best in his field while navigating personal and professional challenges. His journey through victories and setbacks is a testament to the human spirit's resilience and determination.

Learn more about the unique tradition of Ghanaian hand-painted movie posters at TribalGH's collection of Ghana movie posters. Explore the extensive collection of sold movie posters in the TribalGH Archives of Ghana Movie Posters.

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