On Sunday, Feb. 25, to celebrate the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s opening of “The Art of the Movie Poster: Highlights from the Mike Kaplan Collection,” designer, art director and producer Kaplan, and Los Angeles Times and NPR film critic Kenneth Turan, will discuss the artistic and historic significance of film posters from Hollywood’s Golden Age and their impact as a significant art form.
An ideal movie poster, according to Kaplan, “captures graphically the creativity and emotion of the film-going experience” in a single image, while at the same time standing alone as a work of art. As a designer, art director and producer of “A Clockwork Orange,” “The Whales Of August” and “I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead, Kaplan has first-hand experience crafting campaigns and posters.
“The Art of the Movie Poster: Highlights from the Mike Kaplan Collection” focuses on major works from the United States along with prime examples from France, Sweden and Austria. The installation will be shown in two parts, the first on view from Feb. 24 through April 29 and the second from May 12 through July 1. Titles include “Casablanca,” “The Maltese Falcon,” “A Night at the Opera,” “The Emperor Jones,” “The Scarlet Empress,” “Things To Come,” “Orphans of the Storm,” “Stagecoach” and “What Price Hollywood.”
The talk will take place in LACMA’s Ahmanson Building at 4 p.m.
LACMA is located at 5905 Wilshire Blvd. For information, visit lacma.org.
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