Movie poster for the Japanese film, dated 1972
Full-size original silkscreen Cuban Movie poster for the color Japanese film "Amanecer del Judo" directed by Kunio Watanabe. Artist is Luisvega, dated 1972. Silkscreen in 6 colors on cream-colored paper. Published by ICAIC, the Cuban Film Institute.
Sheet size: 20 x 30 inches
Condition: Light edge rubbing and light foxing at very edges; there are a couple chips and short marginal tears at the edges, but in no place do these penetrate the outer black border. The paper is very slightly toned; there is also some very light rubbing in black areas.
NOTE: Though many Cuban movie posters have been re-issued in the last few years (the re-issues are also silkscreen prints, created in the same manner as the originals and indistinguishable except that the paper is bright and white), this appears to be an older production.
"Cuban silkscreen posters, whether new or old, can have original printing defects such as uneven borders, thick ink areas and uneven color and texture. Older posters can have some foxing, edge wear, possible bleed through, and cracking from dryness". These are the facts of Cuban production and storage in a humid climate.