Lot 172 of 541:
Four Calavera broadsides by José Posada  

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Lot closed - Sold For:$960
Estimate:
$1,500 - $2,500

Title:
Group of four "Calaveras" broadsides with engraved illustrations
Author:
Posada, José Guadalupe
Place:
Mexico, D.F.
Publisher:
Imprenta de Antoniio Vanegas Arroyo
Date:
c.1910
Description:

Letterpress verse in Spanish with engravings, on various colors of paper. Each 38.5x28.5 cm (15¼x11¼"). Comprises:

  • Calavera de la Penitenciaria.
  • Calaveras Dominigales.
  • Calavera del Drenaje.
  • Barata de Calaveras

 

Creations of the 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.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
A little creasing, "Barata de Calaveras" with small chip and light stain to lower edge, else very good.
 
Item number:
273119
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