LACMA Acquires the Mike Kaplan Poster Collection

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LACMA Acquires the Mike Kaplan Poster Collection

PostWed Apr 27, 2016 12:36 pm

"The art of film is multi-faceted. In addition to producing theatrical features themselves, the movie industry generates many types of promotional objects, such as trailers, stills, lobby cards, and fan magazines. Amidst this panoply of film-related material culture, posters have achieved the status of art. When adroitly executed—imbued with narrative flair and symbolism—they carry a charge and fascination all their own. In the words of Los Angeles Times critic Kenneth Turan, movie posters are “snapshots of cinema, intense jolts of visual stimulation that convey the focused essence of a cinematic experience.”

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