Taxco Market by Max Pollak

Taxco Market by Max Pollak

Taxco Market

Max Pollak

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Title

Taxco Market

 
Artist

Max Pollak

  1886 - 1970 (biography)
Year
c. 1946  
Technique
etching and color aquatint, printed a la poupée 
Image Size
8 3/4 x 10 3/8" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
3/75 (likely fewer than 10 printed) 
Annotations
pencil titled and editioned; red Friedl Pollak Collection stamp in lower left sheet corner 
Reference
1950 SF collection checklist, no. 37; UofCA exhibition checklist 1949, no. 124 
Paper
ivory similie-vellum wove 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
22923 
Price
$350.00 
Description

In the early 1940s the Pollaks traveled throughout Mexico and Latin America where Max recorded the everyday life of the residents and the architecture and landscapes of the regions, often using his favorite medium, etching and aquatint, the color for which he generally applied 'a la poupée.'

Max Pollak did this color intaglio while in Mexico around 1946. "Taxco Market" depicts the market place in the Mercado Tetitlan in the historical center of Taxco. Vendors display their ways while seated in the shade beneath the large Montezuma cypress trees. He selectively applies subtle color throughout the image so the viewer's eye is drawn from activity to activity.

Taxco is a beautiful colonial city perched on a steeply sloping hillside in Guerrero, Mexico. It is an ancient mining town which gained notoriety due to the production of beautifully designed sterling silver jewelry and objects for home use.

 

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