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Portlanders, see the Bootleg Brilliance of Ghana’s Movie Posters!

Portland Bizarros were lucky enough this week to see a gallery show of movie posters from Ghana. These posters are hand-painted on canvas or burlap sacks, and the edges are torn and ripped where they were tacked onto billboards, torn down, and then retacked as the films travel around to different theatres. What’s great about them is that they’re WEIRD. These movies are iconic in western culture, but these artists clearly had no reference for them and thus created some very interesting work. If you’re in Portland and want to check out the show, it’s being held at 2027 NE MLK Mon-Thurs 4-8pm Fri Closing 7-10pm.

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