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One of Méndez' most famous graphics shows Posada working in his engraving shop [see below]. Jules Heller's description refers to it as
...a brilliantly designed composition, the dignified and powerful figure of Posada dominates center stage; the three figures on the left, including Vanegas Arroyo, his publisher, are mere counterpoints to the scene on the right, showing several mounted police in an engagement with an unarmed group of workers and peasants. His sleeves rolled up, burin in hand, Posada compares his engraving with the action outside...
from Codex Méndez

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Posada in shop
A Portrait of Posada in his Shop, 1956

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25 March 99