Diverse & Scarce Group of THREE Foreign Posters: Two French and One Cuban Poster “Centenario De Jose Marti”
Collection of Three Vintage Foreign Posters, Two French: “Revue Comique a l’usage des Cens Serieux” & “Musee de La Monnaie” and Cuban Poster “Centenario De Jose Marti,” Very Good to Very Fine.
This Collection of Three (3) Foreign Posters includes:
1. May 1961-Dated, French Museum Exhibit Poster from the “Musee de La Monnaie”, measuring 19” x 12.75”, Paris, Very Fine. Displays Black with halftones with light blue fields, features a large central Painting by Renoir.The Monnaie de Paris (Paris Mint) is a government owned institution responsible for producing France's euro coins. Administratively speaking, the "Direction of Coins and Medals", the national mint is an administration of the French government charged with issuing coins as well as producing medals and other similar items. Many ancient coins are housed in the collections maintained there. Though in the Middle Ages there were numerous other mints in provincial cities officially issuing legitimate French coinage struck in the name of the ruler, the Monnaie de Paris has always been the prime issuer. This special Art Exhibit apparently on display in its Gallery area.
2. Vintage undated Black on White Sheet, French Poster titled: “Revue Comique a l’usage des Cens Serieux”, measuring 25” x 19.25”, Very Good. There are numerous scattered tape repairs to marginal tears and fold splits, reinforced along the outer edges for stability.
3. Undated Cuban Poster titled, “Centenario De Jose Marti”, measuring 29.25” x 20”, Very Fine. A colorful poster with a large head of Marti as the central theme. Some small holes at top from prior hanging. José Julián Martí Pérez (January 28, 1853 – May 19, 1895) was a Cuban National Hero and an important figure in Latin American literature. During his life, he was a poet, essayist, journalist, revolutionary philosopher, translator, professor, publisher, Freemason, political theorist, and supporter of Henry George's economic reforms.
Lot of THREE Posters sold “as is.” (3 posters)
José Julián Martí Pérez (January 28, 1853 – May 19, 1895) was a Cuban National Hero and an important figure in Latin American literature. During his life, he was a poet, essayist, journalist, revolutionary philosopher, translator, professor, publisher, Freemason, political theorist, and supporter of Henry George's economic reforms.
Through his writings and political activity, he became a symbol for Cuba's bid for independence against Spain in the 19th century, and is referred to as the "Apostle of Cuban Independence."
He also wrote about the threat of Spanish and US expansionism into Cuba. From adolescence, he dedicated his life to the promotion of liberty, political independence for Cuba, and intellectual independence for all Spanish Americans; his death was used as a cry for Cuban independence from Spain by both the Cuban revolutionaries and those Cubans previously reluctant to start a revolt. Martí was also used as a figurehead by the Cuban government throughout the regime of Fidel Castro, and his writings were commonly cited as supporting socialism within Castro's administration.
Born in Havana, Martí began his political activism at an early age. He traveled extensively in Spain, Latin America, and the United States, raising awareness and support for the cause of Cuban independence. His unification of the Cuban émigré community, particularly in Florida, was crucial to the success of the Cuban War of Independence against Spain. He was a key figure in the planning and execution of this war, as well as the designer of the Cuban Revolutionary Party and its ideology. He died in military action during the Battle of Dos Ríos on May 19, 1895.
Martí is considered one of the great turn-of-the-century Latin American intellectuals. His written works include a series of poems, essays, letters, lectures, novel, and a children's magazine. He wrote for numerous Latin American and American newspapers; he also founded a number of newspapers.
His newspaper Patria was an important instrument in his campaign for Cuban independence. After his death, one of his poems from the book, "Versos Sencillos" (Simple Verses) was adapted to the song "Guantanamera", which has become the definitive patriotic song of Cuba.