Current Location:
Building B (MAK) -> 2nd Floor - Building B (MAK)
Location Notes:
MAK; 2nd fl., left of rm. B-2-253

José Guadalupe Posada Print Collection ➔ Juego de Lotería (Lottery)

Artwork
Medium:
Laserprint
Date:
2002
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 11 in Width: 16 in
Description:
5 x 6 grid of squares with small pictures in them.
Historical Context:
José Guadalupe Posada was a Mexican engraver and lithographer best known for his "calaveras" or skeleton images. Most of his imagery was meant to make a religious or satirical point. Since his death however, his images have become associated with the Mexican holiday Día de los Muertos ("Day of the Dead"). He started out making comics for a local Mexican newspaper of Aguascalientes called "El Jicote" ("The Bumblebee"), which was discontinued after one of his comics severely offended a powerful politician.