Rocha Channels Posada. Dos Maestros de Caricatura

Jose Guadalupe Posada and Catrina by Rocha Jose Guadalupe Posada died 100 years ago. He is best known for his skeleton images such as Catrina. A working illustrator for Mexico City’s penny papers, Posada may not have thought of himself as an artist. Only after his death was he lionized by the great Mexican artistsContinue reading “Rocha Channels Posada. Dos Maestros de Caricatura”

Dr. Lakra’s Grand Canvas

Dr. Lakra is not a real doctor. He is a tattoo artist and collector of classic porn. He is, of course, more than this. The cutting-edge magazine Juxtapoz¬†often features his art.¬†I met Dr. Lakra late one night last week in a warehouse across the main highway from the center of Oaxaca. The warehouse encounter wasContinue reading “Dr. Lakra’s Grand Canvas”