La Catrina by Christie Tirado - Davidson Galleries
Christie Tirado

La Catrina

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Series: La Lotería
Medium: Silkscreen
Dimensions: 22 1/2 x 17 inches (Image) 30 x 22 1/2 inches (Sheet)
Signature: Signed
Artist details: Pacific Northwest
Date finished: 2019
Edition: of 9 EV

José Guadalupe Posada exhibition: Posada's work continues to influence contemporary artists and printmakers. La Lotería is one example of art inspired by Posada's imagery.

Recommended by Nikki (Fine Print Photographer & Content Publisher):

"Christie Tirado, a contemporary artist and daughter of Mexican immigrant parents,  brings a number of traditional Mexican heritage hallmarks to her contemporary screenprint. In ‘La Catrina’, Tirado elegantly combines hand-mixed colors that make the much larger than life Lotería card pop. She also carefully references a Día de los Muertos icon, while also giving a nod to the original creator and printmaker, José Posada, who created la Catrina as a dig on the wealthy upper class of Mexico. Lotería is popular all across Mexico today, but was initially brought to Mexico by Spanish colonizers and mostly played by the elite class. By combining a popular icon with a popular game, Tirado has crafted a stunning image that pulls from deep historical roots."