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Two skeletons smiling and dancing - José Guadalupe Posada - ca. 1880–1910 Mexican Illustration High Quality Print

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José Guadalupe Posada (1851–1913) was a Mexican illustrator known for his satirical and politically acute calaveras. Deriving from the Spanish word for ‘skulls’, these calaveras were illustrations featuring skeletons which would, after Posada’s death, become closely associated with the mexican holiday Día de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead. Most of these calaveras were published by the press of Antonio Vanegas Arroyo which produced inexpensive literature for the lower classes, including thousands of satirical broadsides which Posada illustrated. Through this focus on mortality Vanegas Arroyo and Posada satirised many poignant issues of the day, in particular the details of bourgeois life and the dictatorship of Porfirio Díaz. On January 20th 1913, 3 years after the start of the Mexican Revolution, José Guadalupe Posada died at his home in obscurity. He was penniless and buried in an unmarked grave. It was only years later in the 1920s that his work became recognised on a national and international level after it was championed by the French ex-patriot artist Jean Charlot who described Posada as “printmaker to the Mexican people”.

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Our prints are produced on 250gsm silk stock using a wide format press. Archival inks and acid-free. Please note: this does not include a frame, just the high quality print.

All of our prints are well packaged using durable poster tubes. If you would like to request a custom order, please feel free to get in touch.
José Guadalupe Posada (1851–1913) was a Mexican illustrator known for his satirical and politically acute calaveras. Deriving from the Spanish word for ‘skulls’, these calaveras were illustrations featuring skeletons which would, after Posada’s death, become closely associated with the mexican holiday Día de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead. Most of these calaveras were published by the press of Antonio Vanegas Arroyo which produced inexpensive literature for the lower classes, including thousands of satirical broadsides which Posada illustrated. Through this focus on mortality Vanegas Arroyo and Posada satirised many poignant issues of the day, in particular the details of bourgeois life and the dictatorship of Porfirio Díaz. On January 20th 1913, 3 years after the start of the Mexican Revolution, José Guadalupe Posada died at his home in obscurity. He was penniless and buried in an unmarked grave. It was only years later in the 1920s that his work became recognised on a national and international level after it was championed by the French ex-patriot artist Jean Charlot who described Posada as “printmaker to the Mexican people”.

(Synopsis from publicdomainreview.org)

Our prints are produced on 250gsm silk stock using a wide format press. Archival inks and acid-free. Please note: this does not include a frame, just the high quality print.

All of our prints are well packaged using durable poster tubes. If you would like to request a custom order, please feel free to get in touch.

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  • The Printing Press, CA, United States
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  • The Printing Press, CA, United States

Two skeletons smiling and dancing - José Guadalupe Posada - ca. 1880–1910 Mexican Illustration High Quality Print

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