Loa Dicha por un Petatero y una Tortillera, en Honor del Señor de las Maravillas. (A Praise Dialogue Spoken by a Vender of Mats and a Tortilla-Maker, in Honor of the Lord of the Marvelous)
Medium:Giclée of Original Newsprint
Height: 12 in
Width: 8 in
Man with a large, flat object rolled into a column strapped to his back.
Posada is a Mexican engraver and lithographer best known for his â€œcalaveras", which often assume various costumes, such as the Calavera de la Catrina, the "Calavera of the Female Dandy", which was meant to satirize the life of the upper classes during the reign of Porfirio DÃaz. 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 DÃa de los Muertos, the "Day of the Dead". He started out making comics for a local Mexican newspaper of Aguascalientes called â€œEl Jicoteâ€ (â€œThe Bumblebee), which was discontinued after one of his comics severely offended a powerful politician.