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.
Posada's calaveras visited the Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, CA for their Dia de los Muertos observance. It was the first time for the Winchester to sponsor such an event. There was an altar and a variety of original images from the New World Prints Collection. Sarah Winchester might have found them disturbing as she believed that the spirits of the dead killed by the guns her husband created might come back to find her. Thanks to Posada's calavera images perhaps they did in some ways!