Posada and Friends by James Todd

Posada and Friends by James Todd

Posada and Friends

James Todd

Title

Posada and Friends

 
Artist

James Todd

  1937 - PRESENT (biography)
Year
2012  
Technique
woodcut 
Image Size
15 7/8 x 11 7/8" image size 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
13 of 100  
Annotations
pencil titled, dated, and editioned; red artist's seal in lower right 
Reference
 
Paper
thin cream wove 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
JATO103 
Price
$800.00 
Description

This woocut by Montana artist James Todd is an homage to the great Mexican printmaker José Guadalupe Posada (1852-1913) who may be best known for his Calaveras, cavorting skeletons that came alive and mimicked every day life. Posada was one of the most productive illustrators ever, being credited with over 800 separate images.

Printmaker James Todd offers this portrait of Posada, who stares steadily just over the viewer's right shoulder. In the background are a group of Calaveras bicyclists, both adults and children riding along in equality. The only differences are in their hats and bicycles, the trappings of "civilization".