Corrido de Don Chapulin (The Ballad of Mr Grasshopper) by Leopoldo Mendez

Corrido de Don Chapulin (The Ballad of Mr Grasshopper) by Leopoldo Mendez

Corrido de Don Chapulin (The Ballad of Mr Grasshopper)

Leopoldo Mendez

Title

Corrido de Don Chapulin (The Ballad of Mr Grasshopper)

 
Artist
Year
1940  
Technique
Photo engraved plate 
Image Size
4 1/4 x 7 1/2" , image; 12-3/4 x 8-3/8” text, to borders 
Signature
not signed, as usual 
Edition Size
not stated 
Annotations
transfer text 
Reference
Georgia, page 236; Prignitz 255 
Paper
Thin, green wove 
State
published 
Publisher
Taller de Grafica Popular (TGP) 
Inventory ID
20819 
Price
$200.00 
Description
From the Georgia Museum book: "Leopoldo Mendez created a set of four corrido flyers in 1940 on the abusive practices of middlemen and hoarders. He shows them in the form of a grasshopper, the perpetual thief of crops. Each sheet has the same corrido, but a different image. The introductory line translates as: 'Sir Grasshopper Chapulin buys and keeps goods. / When there are shortages, famine begins.' The flyers were intended to inform farmers through humor, using the familiar medium of the corrido."