El Pollero by Alfredo Zalce

El Pollero by Alfredo Zalce

El Pollero

Alfredo Zalce

Title

El Pollero

 
Artist

Alfredo Zalce

  1908 - 2003 (biography)
Year
1969  
Technique
color etching 
Image Size
20 7/8 x 10 5/8" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
54 of 60  
Annotations
pencil titled in lower center, editioned in lower left 
Reference
 
Paper
warm white wove 
State
published 
Publisher
 
Inventory ID
19787 
Price
$450.00 
Description

An etching by Zalce of a chicken farmer, if taken literally, but in Mexico the name has a much broader meaning.

"El Pollero" is also a slang term that translates to "the Coyote," a term used to signify a person that smuggles illegal immigrants from Mexico into the US. It literally means "Chicken herder" for the way the illegals (pollos) follow the Pollero through the harsh border region.