Tuesday, December 2, 2003
Some art is so delicate that it disappears. Public-information posters, for example, aren't egg-tempera permanent or built into a solid wall like murals or mosaics; instead, they're usually printed on low-quality paper with cheap ink. But some political posters -- such as those from post-Batista Cuba -- are prized for their strong graphic elements (and their humanitarian messages). In the book ¡Revolución! Cuban Poster Art, longtime champion of ephemeral oppositional art Lincoln Cushing shares his collection, which includes work supporting motorcycle-based health brigades and the planting of healthy fruits and vegetables. The coffee-table tome has nice, big pages and rare information about the artists themselves. Cushing reads at 7:30 p.m. at Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia (at 20th Street), S.F. Admission is free; call 282-9246 or visit www.moderntimesbookstore.com.
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