Ninja Champion, 1995
Oil on flour sack; 69 x 44 in.
Gift of Jay and Helen Lavely
Muscles. Ninjas. Cyborgs. What do these three things have in common? All can be seen depicted on flour sack canvases at the Bowers this Spring in Reel Art: Movie Posters from Ghana.
Drawing from the museum’s permanent collection, the exhibition brings together a group of rugged, campy and visually astounding posters created to advertise movies once available for rent throughout Ghana from an industrious group of traveling entrepreneurs. Reel Art astounds with some familiar celebrity faces and dramatic and fantastical interpretations of B and C-list movies from the 1980’s and 1990’s