DIMENSIONS: Approx., 27 x 18 cm
COMPONENTS: 9 prints
NOTES: There is always a high demand for the Posada prints. I have seen it increase steeply over the years - Posada prints prices are always on the rise. The artwork itself is some of the best that can be found printed in the early 20th century in Mexico.
ITEM ID: 4098
Nine Jose Guadalupe Posada Prints
Century: 20th (1901-2000)
The topics are quite varied: crimes (there´s one about the poisoning of 97 women in the jail of Belén), disasters (one about the flood of Guanajuato), Mexican Revolution, Mexican folklore, etc.
Name: Jose Guadalupe Posada Type: Artist Artist Information: José Guadalupe Posada (February 2, 1852 – January 20, 1913) was a Mexican political printmaker and engraver whose work has influenced many Latin American artists and cartoonists because of its satirical acuteness and social engagement. He used skulls, calaveras, and skeletons to make political and cultural critiques. Among his famous works was La Catrina. In spite of his varied and popular work, Posada was not as recognized as other contemporary artists. It wasn't until his death that his aesthetic as a true folk artist was recognized. This was largely thanks to Diego Rivera, who gave great publicity to his work. Yet even by that point in time, countless masses across Mexico would have immediately recognized his popular imagery. In fact, many illiterate citizens relied upon Posada's artistic renderings of current events and political messages to gauge the sociopolitical climate of their era. And an even greater audience viewed his signature calaveras—the iconic images of grinning skeletons commonly associated with the Mexican Day of the Dead—as deeply rooted cultural symbols which doubled as timely social reportage.