Printmaker José Guadalupe Posada (b. 1852, Auguascalientes, Mexico) fought social and political injustice, producing thousands of satirical news illustrations hawked for centavos on Mexico City’s streets. Featuring approximately one-hundred prints from a private collection never before presented publicly, this exhibition highlights Posada’s best-known images of calavaeras, as well as his fiercest works depicting the Mexican Revolution, including the exploits of leader Emiliano Zapata. Exhibited alongside Posada’s works are Augustin Victor Casasola’s photographs of the Revolution and prints from the period by artists such as Manuel Alfonso Manilla, José Clemente Orozco, and Diego Rivera. It also includes related works by more contemporary artists, such as Margarita Cabrera, Luis Jiménez, and Vincent Valdez. Seen through the lens of Posada’s practice, the works in the exhibition—some drawn from EPMA’s permanent collection and others presented in the Southwest for the first time—expand what it means to address injustice through art and across time.
Support for this exhibition is provided by Texas Commission on the Arts.What's Happening