The epic tale of the University of Wisconsin LaCrosse Printmaking Program. The Printmaking program is directed by Joel Elgin and features the odd collection of the many PrintFools who enroll, print and exist from semester to semester in the Shop of Tears.

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Election week and another Great Printshop


Adolfo Mexiac

El Mercado, 1952 ( Marketplace ) Inventory # 47151 Original linocut printed in black ink on buff wove paper. Hand signed by the artist “Mexiac/52” in pencil, lower right. Published by the Taller de Gr√°fica Popular. Image: 11" x 8 11/16", sheet: 11 1/4" x 12 11/16"


Taller de Grafica Popular (TGP, Popular Graphic Arts Workshop) Founded in 1937, the TGP used the graphic arts as a means of educating and raising the social and political consciousness of the rural working classes. Artists of the TGP were political activists who produced hundreds of prints, posters, handouts, and leaflets representing political causes. The TGP became the first self-supporting art workshop in Mexico to create and publish their own work.

click the title for a link, more below:

http://www.philamuseum.org/exhibitions/special/103.html?page=2


http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/~lcushing/temp_files/TGP.html




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5 comments:

Bec★ said...

i fixed the links so they work...u really need to figure that one out Joel, its EASY

and that "Desbrozando" print is pretty sick! :)

Anonymous said...

Great variety of prints! In particular, Elizabeth Catlett's print, "La integracion racial en Cuba," really stood out to me.

lachness said...

strong works.. and messages. i espcialy like the use of color in "Mexick√° Grafika"

Nels said...

I still think we should impeach the bastard!

Nels said...

Hmmm, perhaps we should start a printmaking workshop to educate the masses about the incredible blunders and abuses of our own government. What should we call it?