SW Poster Rights


(Timothy England) #1

I would like to find out who owns the rights to the Spaghetti Western posters. As I would wish to use some of them as book covers. I do not believe in stealing or “ripping-off” that is why I am asking and hopefully. Someone will provide me with the right answer.

Thank you,

Timben


(Nick) #2

Hey, so here’s the deal, a lot of these posters I believe are the property of the artists, I know that for certain in the case of Renato Casaro.

His site is here: http://www.casaro-renato-art.com/MoviePosters/WesternEng.html

I would recommend looking for the artists signature in the poster, and trying to find if they own a website of some sort that you can contact them at. I’ve only found Casaro’s site however, and I don’t think that many of those artists are still alive.

Here are a few artists names that I’ve been able to find:
Giuliano Nistri
Sandro Symeoni

I wish I could help you out more, but this is a really difficult area.

I’d also suggest a book, “Spaghetti Western Poster Taizen” It has a large collection of poster art from Spaghetti Westerns, however it is in Japanese, it might help you.