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Select a Honeycomb cell, each contains a preview example of art work by J.G. Posada or another artist from the Brady Nikas Collection. Each cell contains a downloadable link to the first page of that particular archival catalog. The entire catalog is available for viewing.
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The Spicy Calaveritas
A calavera text describing social scenes of Mexican revolutionary times.
Single-sided orange half sheet broadside, 2 type metal engraving. A pair of calaveras couples with one signed by JM. 20 X 30cms. A dingbat calavera on bottom above publisher’s information. Right engraving attributed to Posada.
The Cathedrals Clock
The text tells the story of an event in which the clock is removed from the cathedral en Mexico City circa 1905
1 double-sided tan half sheet broadside, 1 metal type engraving which depicts a clock with sun in center and people around it. This is a 20 X 30 cms with a plate attributed to Posada.
The text tells the story of Pedro Lara who pulled away by a hurricane for having lived in sin with a woman and killing his parents.
Tan broadside, 1 metal plate depicting a man holding a man about to stab a man while the diablo pulls him and another man looks on. This is a 17X24cms broadside with an image attributed to Posada.
Don Emiliano Zapata
The text tells the story in the form of a calavera the revolutionary activities of Emiliano Zapata.
One double-sided broadside, 1 metal piece depicting a zapatista soldier. This is a 20X30 broadside with an image attributed to Posada.
Popular Song Book
The texts are the lyrics to a popular folk song, La Tierra Temblo.
One double-sided, tan broadside with an image of a man and headpiece attributed to Posada. Photo of Senorita Elena Azirmendi founder of the Mexican White Cross and the League of Women of the “People” on backside. A 20x30 cms broadside.
Racket of Dandy and Drunkard Skulls
On old and young men...
1 single sided on blue colored newsprint ground wood paper; 1 large relief cut image (Posada) and 1 small dingbat with text in letter press; 40 x 30 cm
Item Name: Carta Patriotica, Basta ya de tanta efusion de sangre
Patriotica Note: Enough of so much bloodshed!
Item Name: Gaceta Callejera Gran inauguracion del nuevo hippodromo situado en el penon de la ciudad de Mexico
Item Name: Sombra de Señor San Pedro
Item Name: El Fin del Mundo
The End of the World
Item Name: Juego de Oca
Title Translation: Game of the Goose
Subject: Gameboards Broadside
Item Name: La Maravilla de Mexico, Las Cuatro Apariciones de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe
The Marvel of Mexico, The Four Aparicions of Our Lady of Guadalupe
Description of Item: 1 double sided on newsprint ground wood paper; six relief cuts with text in letterpress ; 58 x 37.5cm
Item Name: Las Pesetas de Van
Title Translation: Pesetas on the Way Out
Description of Item: A white ephemeral book cover, 2 metal plates depicting a group of coins warriors and the other a man nailing before a woman. This is a 30X20cms with images attributed to Posada``
Item Name: El Pequeno Adivinadorcito
Item Translation: The Little Riddler
Description of Item: A 20X15cms chap book cover depicting a boy painting at an easel. Image signed Posada.
Item Name: El Sitio de Queretaro y El Cerro de las Campanas
Item Translation: Queretaro and the Hill of the Bells
Description of Item: A colorful cover from Biblioteca del Niño Mexicano, 1 metal plate depicting a platoon executing a man. This is a 8.5X12cms book with an image attributed to Posada..
Item Name: El Parrandero # 15
Item Translation: The Reveler # 15
Description of Item: A 10X14cms songbook, metal plate by Posada depicting a man holding a glass
Item Name: Reglas para La Baraja Mexicana
Item Translation: Rules for Mexican Playing Cards
Description of Item: A 10X14cms playing rules book depicting a set of playing cards, an image attributed to Posada
Item Name: La Purpura de la Traicion o los Suplicios del Gran Tribunal
Item Translation: La Purpura de Torments Betrayal or the Great Court
Description of Item: This is a 8.5 x 12 cms booklet with a chromolithograph cover image attributed to JG Posada. It is a part of a 110 booklet series called the Biblioteca del Niño Mexicano and written by Heriberto Frias.
Item Name: Bring Back the Dead - Street Sweepers
Description of Item: A 32X48 poster published to announce the exhibition Bring Back the Dead at the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts in San Francisco
Master Number: NWPC1318
Book Title: Jose Guadalupe Posada and The Mexican Broadsides
DESCRIPTION OF ITEM: Prints pulled by Phil Sanders from printing blocks in collection Phil Sanders is a master printer at the Robert Blackburn Print Workshop. Some restrikes are from an edition of 150 and some are house prints.
MASTER NUMBER: NWPC1430
Master Number: NWPC1587
Publisher: A. Vanegas Arroyo, Mexico City
Calavera con Sombrero
Plate Number: 12C12
Title: Calavera con Sombrero
Scale: 2x2.5 in.
Within the month of July 2014, you can obtain a password to download the entire catalog of JG Posada's work by becoming a member of The Posada Art Foundation. Until then, you must obtain a password from The Brady Nikas Collection: Please email - firstname.lastname@example.org