OSPAAAL Posters Show



From 5th December, a private collection of over 40 Cuban OSPAAAL posters will be displayed for the first time at Kemistry Gallery in Shoreditch, London. Bold, colourful and eclectic, these unique posters are widely considered the front-runners in propaganda art. In January 1959, at the height of the Cold War, the US-backed dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista was overthrown by a guerrilla army led by 32 year-old law graduate Fidel Castro. It would prove to be a watershed event that brought unprecedented attention to the Caribbean, the US and Soviet Union to the brink of nuclear war, and provide inspiration for generations of revolutionaries throughout the developing world.

Dec 5th – Jan 25th 2014
Kemistry Gallery
43 Charlotte Road
London EC2A 3PD