Our blog follows the documentary film as it explores the collaboration between Mexican publisher Antonio Vanegas Arroyo and artist José Guadalupe Posada whose work together created a living legacy of imagery influencing generations of artists and inspiring art of social movements in the Americas.
Searching for Posada: His Workshop on Calle Moneda
Posada's Taller (Workshop) c.1899
The image to the left is the way Posada's workshop looked about 1899. It is one of two photo images we have of the artist. Posada is on the right and it is generally agreed that the young man is Posada's son Juan Sabino Posada Vela who died in 1900. In our search for Posada we now believe that we know the identity of the third person in the photo. In the image below we see historians Agustín Sánchez González and Helia Emma Bonilla Reyna in front of the workshop as it is today. It is about three blocks from Mexico City's zocolo.