Posted by: daveed | February 8, 2010

Foreign objects

Czech out this collection of insane foreign movie posters. On the surface the results are laughable. But I see a subversive element at work here. It’s no coincidence that many of these posters are from former Soviet Bloc countries, where every expression had political overtones and censorship was the institutionalized norm.

It’s likely that some of the artists never saw single frame of film. And in many respects, because the posters are more interpretive, they make for better works of pop art than what’s on display at highbrow modern art galleries.

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