Our blog follows the documentary film as it explores the collaboration between Mexican publisher Antonio Vanegas Arroyo and artist José Guadalupe Posada whose work together created a living legacy of imagery influencing generations of artists and inspiring art of social movements in the Americas.
The images of Posada were used over and over during his lifetime and continue to be used today carrying just as much energy as they did over 100 years ago. Thanks to the modern day capabilities of Photoshop here we have the Calavera Don Quixote representing the 99% shaking up the 1% of the wealthy. Posada's images lend themselves well to the digital age. Imagine what he might he created today! The calavera Don Quixote was created by Posada circa. 1900. The image was modernized by Art Hazelwood and Jim Nikas, then printed by Marsha Shaw of the Mission Grafica at the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts in San Francisco.