We are delighted to offer ROBERTO CLEMENTE / PITTSBURGH PIRATES / BASEBALL HALL OF FAME , a hand-signed original drawing by award-winning Cuban caricaturist Enrique Lacoste b. Lacoste -- a long-time Major League Baseball fan who lives in Havana, Cuba -- has created a series of original drawings of selected Baseball Hall of Fame inductees.
The Cuban Poster Gallery is thrilled to have acquired several dozen of Lacoste's colorful, whimsical -- and well-executed -- Hall of Fame drawings. Just like in the United States, baseball is Cuba's national pastime, although it is also a national passion on the Caribbean's largest island, which produced 30 players on the 2019 Major League Baseball team rosters. We are confident the drawings in Lacoste's Hall of Fame series will become treasured acquisitions for baseball fans and historians. Roberto Enrique Clemente Walker (1934 1972), the legendary right fielder who played 18 seasons for the Pittsburgh Pirates. A proud Puerto Rican, Clemente a 12-time All Star.And Gold Glove Award winner -- became both the first Latin American and Caribbean player to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Also widely known for his charity work, Clemente died in 1972 in a plane crash at the age of 38 while en route to deliver aid to earthquake victims in Nicaragua. Inducted into the Hall of Fame the following year. This original drawing, which measures approximately 11 by 15 inches (28 by 38 cm), is signed and dated by Lacoste, who also added the city and country -- La Habana, Cuba -- where it was created. This drawing show a pensive ROBERTO CLEMENTE in his Pittsburgh Pirates uniform. The drawings of Enrique Lacoste are well known in Cuba; his celebrated graphics have appeared in many Cuban magazines, newspapers and books over the past three decades. The largely self-taught Afro Cuban artist also has written and illustrated books about Latin American historical figures. Overall condition of the Baseball Hall of Fame drawing in this listing is good. As with many Cuban graphics, small imperfections can be expected. Please see the multiple photos we have posted with this listing. MEDIUM: Drawing on paper, using permanent markers. SIZE : approximately 11 by 15 inches (28 by 38 cm). SIGNED: Yes, by the artist's hand.
Cuban Film Institute has been designing silk-screened posters for most every movie shown on the island, whether the films originated in Cuba, the United States, Brazil, Japan or Italy. In the midst of the Cold War 1960s and 1970s, many of the subtitled foreign films shown in Cuba came from the island nation's communist allies in the Soviet Union, Eastern Europe, Vietnam and even North Korea. Unlike in the United States, where movie posters are often dominated by images of Hollywood stars, the Cubans assign a graphic artist to design an original piece of artwork for each film.These posters are widely recognized in graphic design circles. As stylish works of art, handmade one color at a time and often under difficult circumstances at various times, paint and even paper have been in short supply on the island. Cuba's silk-screen movie posters are nothing less than museum pieces. Examples of Cuban poster art can be found in the permanent collections of museums across the globe from the Victoria & Albert in London to the Museum of Modern Art in New York, as well as in prestigious institutions such as the Library of Congress in Washington D.
And the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Los Angeles. Adding to their collectibility, Cuba's movie posters are produced in relatively small numbers. Typically, a few hundred copies are made for each film, although the runs have been as low as 50.Responding to demand from collectors, the Cuban Film Institute has re-screened some of its more popular posters. That's why some posters created in the 1960s and 1970s began reappearing on the Caribbean island in the 1990s and 2000s. Further adding to their collectibility, many of Cuba's vintage posters are imperiled. To us, these survivors are rare beauties, even those with obvious flaws.
We are proud to have rescued hundreds of posters from almost certain extinction by storing them in an air conditioned, acid-free environment. We consider both to be collectible, and (in response to a question we often get) all of these posters were legally imported because the U. Government exempts artwork from its economic embargo against Cuba. While the pricier originals are favored by some collectors, the 2nd Edition re-screens are also collectible because they were made in the same Havana workshop as the originals.Note that we never sell unauthorized reproductions that have been cranked out in print shops in the U. The item "Original Cuban Drawing ROBERTO CLEMENTE Baseball Hall of Fame PITTSBURGH PIRATES" is in sale since Wednesday, April 29, 2020.
This item is in the category "Art\Art Posters". The seller is "cubanpostergallery" and is located in Washington, District Of Columbia. This item can be shipped worldwide.