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AUCTION 20

148. POSADA, José Guadalupe. Aquí la calavera está, señores, de toditos los buenos valedores [calaveras fighting, dancing, etc.]. Broadside, full sheet, 39.2 x 29 cm, zinc etching printed in black on blue paper. Some discoloration to edges, otherwise very fine.

     Not in Tyler, Posada’s Mexico. Unrecorded broadside by the monumental Mexican printmaker who profoundly influenced subsequent Mexican artists, including Orozco and Rivera. Posada was the great artist of the Mexican revolution, and “the one true genius among the many strong personalities that mark American popular printmaking” (Mayor, Popular Prints of the Americas, p. 50). The work of Posada, a most uncommon common man, is recognizable virtually the world over. Posada’s works are at once vivacious, profound, humorous, and tragic, brilliantly capturing not only the flow of Posada’s times, but the human condition.

($200-400)

Sold. Hammer: $200.00; Price Realized: $245.00

 

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