Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Posada's Bicycles

Posada created thousands of images during his career. This one of the bicycle riders was originally used by his publisher Antonio Vanegas Arroyo as a commentary on the popularity of bicycle riding by the wealthier classes who were forming bike clubs modeling themselves in European fashion.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Posada Exhibition Bellas Artes San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

The Centro Cultural Ignacio Ramirez "El Nigromante" Bellas Artes in San Miguel de Allende, GTO, Mexico hosted an exhibition of collective works by Jose Guadalupe Posada (1852-1913) in celebration of the Bicentennial of Mexico's Independence and Centennial of the Mexican Revolution. The Exhibition was assembled from material contained in the collection of New World Prints and was curated by Jim Nikas. It opened on August 6 with a reception and lecture by Dr. Patrick Frank author of Posada's Broadsides. The Exhibition ran until October 10. Over 5,000 people from 9 countries and 15 Mexican states attended.