Ladrilleros (Brick Makers) (from: Mexican Art - A Portfolio of Mexican People and Places) by Pablo O'Higgins

Ladrilleros (Brick Makers) (from: Mexican Art - A Portfolio of  Mexican People and Places) by Pablo OHiggins

Ladrilleros (Brick Makers) (from: Mexican Art - A Portfolio of Mexican People and Places)

Pablo O'Higgins

Title

Ladrilleros (Brick Makers) (from: Mexican Art - A Portfolio of Mexican People and Places)

 
Artist
Year
c. 1945  
Technique
lithograph 
Image Size
13 7/8 x 11 3/8" image 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
250 
Annotations
 
Reference
Prignitz 612; AAA 923 
Paper
cream wove 
State
published 
Publisher
Taller de Grafica Popular with Associated American Artists (AAA) 
Inventory ID
19376 
Price
$500.00 
Description

This lithograph is from a portfolio of ten black-and-white lithographs depicting images of Mexican people engaged in daily activities, primarily labor and crafting, by ten different mid-century Mexican political printmakers and members of the 'Taller de Gráfica Popular' (TGP) print collective, printed on cream wove paper, each signed in pencil at the lower right.

The portfolio "Mexican People and Places" was co-published in 1946 by the TGP and Associated American Artists (AAA) in New York in an edition of 250 portfolios.

"Ladrilleros" are Mexican adobe brickmakers / sellers. This composition shows a father and son, stacking dried adobe bricks on a pallet for future sale or use. In the background is what appears to be a partially built adobe home and other stacked adobe pallets.