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Monday, March 17, 2008

An Exhibition of Bollywood Movie Posters Going on in New York City

For the first time, an exhibition of Bollywood movie poster is being held in a commercial art gallery in New York City, USA. The exhibition includes over 30 most posters from the movies of 1950’s to 1980’s. The posters of the movies like Mother India, Mughal e Azam, Victoria No. 203, Shaan and Bombay to Goa are being shown in the exhibition. The posters from 1950’s to 1980’s used art works which is not found in those of 1990’s onward and that is why, the exhibition focuses on the posters of earlier years.

Hindustan Times reported:

“Film posters from the 1950s are too brittle. Those from the 1990s onwards are largely digital transfers and no artwork is really involved. That is why the exhibition focuses on these years,” explained Rupa Shah, head of sales. The original Victoria No. 203 and Dil Diya Dard Liya lithograph posters on show, she noted, still had the signatures of individual painters.

The exhibition is designed to supplement the larger Indian contemporary art exhibition that will soon be held by New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art.

It seems to be interesting that such an exhibition has been started in New York. The posters resemble the style and motif of the movies of a particular time. So, with the technological changes, the posters of the movies have already been changed and it is clearly seen that those changes are marked in the overall movies of this time. It is a praise-worthy initiative to organize the exhibition of movie posters of Bollywood.

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