A Portrait of Posada in His Shop (Retrato de Posada en su taller)

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A Portrait of Posada in His Shop (Retrato de Posada en su taller)

Mexico, 1956
Prints; linocuts
Linoleum cut
35 x 22 1/2 in. (88.9 x 57.15 cm)
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Richard A. Simms (M.88.61)
Not currently on public view

Curator Notes

Leopoldo Méndez was a founding member, with Luis Arenal, Raúl Anguiano, and Pablo O'Higgins, of the Taller de Gráfica Popular (The People's Print Workshop), established in Mexico City in 1937....
Leopoldo Méndez was a founding member, with Luis Arenal, Raúl Anguiano, and Pablo O'Higgins, of the Taller de Gráfica Popular (The People's Print Workshop), established in Mexico City in 1937. The TGP was a collective center for the creation of sociopolitical art. Sharing the postrevolutionary idealism of the Mexican muralists, the TGP aimed to reach a broad audience, primarily through the dissemination of inexpensive wood- and linoleum-block prints. There was a sense among TGP artists that they were part of a Mexican tradition going back to the prints of José Guadalupe Posada (1852-1913) in the nineteenth century. In this linoleum cut, Méndez pays homage to Posada. Ilona Katzew, 2008
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