The Art of Posters

Posters from “Baptized by Beefcake: The Golden Age of Hand-Painted Movie Posters from Ghana.” Left: Rambo 3, 1996, by Dan Nyenkumah. Right: Terminator 2, c. 1992, by Ridwaas Arts. (Courtesy Bernie Wolfe Gallery)
A new museum devoted to the ephemeral medium that combines art, design, advocacy, and salesmanship

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE L ast week, I pledged I’d write more about art shows outside New York. I’m making progress and at least moving west. This week, I saw three shows in Chelsea, in the West 20s, signaling my aspirations to highlight the art of our great country between the coasts. I’m getting there, in baby steps.

Poster House, a new museum; the FLAG Foundation, an art space; and the Fashion Institute of Technology’s museum comprise not the Museum Mile on Fifth Avenue but an idiosyncratic, deeply satisfying museum quarter. They promise great art, highly personal approaches, and no crowds. Each show explores a narrow,

(Courtesy Ernie Wolfe Gallery)

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