Jointly organized by Redtory Art and Culture Organization and Cheung Kong School of Art & Design, "The American Movie Posters Show – the 1st Exhibition" opened at E7 Gallery, Redtory, on April 8 and will run until May 18.
The 48 exhibits are selected from Professor Wang Shouzhi's big collection of posters by famous design theorists. The valuable posters are mostly original editions of classic Hollywood movies including "West Side Story" and "Spider-Man 3". Some of them are very rare editions with no second copy in China. These posters show the extraordinary commercial and design wisdom of Hollywood. But this is just the first show - according to the Redtory official website, a number of shows are being planned.
The US took a superior position in creating movie posters both in terms of quantity and quality. Movie posters made by the artists in the US have had an important impact on poster design in the world.
According to Professor Wang, the posters on view represent the main direction of poster design, but they are often ignored for being too commercial by academia. He also hopes that these shows of American movie posters not only give a chance for students and faculties of art design to understand poster design, but also help the people of China broaden their views.
When: April 8 - May 18, 2012
Where: E7 Gallery, Redtory, Guangzhou (广州红专厂E7)
Adress: No. 128, Yuancun Siheng Road, Tianhe District, Guangzhou (广州市天河区员村四横路128号)
free of charge
(By Pan Hui, Richard Glauert, Photo Source: redtory.com.cn)