As a tribute and recognition for his contribution to graphic art in the country, the Coordination of Historical and Cultural Memory of Mexico, the National Institute of Fine Arts and Literature (Inbal), a body of the Ministry of Culture of the Government of Mexico and in collaboration with the CDMX National Lottery, unveiled the special edition of the lottery ticket for Major Draw No. 3834, which takes place within the framework of the 170th anniversary of the birth of José Guadalupe Posada.
The ceremony was presided over by the coordinator of Historical and Cultural Memory of Mexico, Eduardo Villegas Megías; the general director of Inbal, Lucina Jiménez, the general director of the National Lottery, Margarita González Saravia Calderón, the secretary of Culture of Mexico City, Vanessa Bohórquez and the director of the National Print Museum (Munae), Emilio Payán.
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“In Posada we find a popular artist who had a huge political commitment. In La Catrina, for example, we find a satire, a very strong criticism,” said the coordinator of Historical and Cultural Memory of Mexico, Eduardo Villegas Megías, at the time of point out the theme of the Catrina because through her, Posada allows us to understand the interweaving between popular art and the so-called high arts.
Thus, he concluded by expressing that culture consists of that influence of popular arts that after passing through museums return to their own daily life.
José Guadalupe Posada is perhaps the artist who best represents the value and depth of the Mexican tradition of engraving, which today has great vitality, assured the general director of Inbal, Lucina Jiménez López, when referring that with the unveiling of the banknote lottery commemorates one of the greatest engravers, illustrators and cartoonists that our country has had.
“He was considered one of the forerunners of the nationalist plastic movement headed by José Clemente Orozco, Diego Rivera and David Alfaro Siqueiros, according to the artists themselves, who were able to recognize in Posada’s plastic talent and acid sense of humor a powerful energy, capable of representing the deepest dilemmas of national life,” he added.
He commented that Posada represents a vigorous antecedent of the Mexican graphic movement that involves many artists linked to the political struggle, to give voice to the most important social causes, to the Taller de la Gráfica Popular, among others.
The head of Inbal pointed out that through Posada’s work it is possible to delve into the feeling of a time of contrasts: on the one hand, marginalization, inequality and poverty, the daily life of the neighborhoods and their characters; and, on the other, joy, happiness and love for life, for the eternal dramatic and playful relationship with death.
Finally, he mentioned that for the National Institute of Fine Arts and Literature it is an honor to participate in the commemoration of the 170th anniversary of José Guadalupe Posada, of whom it safeguards a significant amount of work in the collections of the National Center for the Conservation and Registry of Artistic Heritage. Furniture (Cencropam), in the National Print Museum, in the Institute of Graphic Arts of Oaxaca and in the National Museum of Art, for the enjoyment of new generations.
Lotenal spreads iconic characters
For her part, the general director of the National Lottery, Margarita González Saravia Calderón, commented on the importance of disseminating events and characters that have been disseminated in alliance with the Coordination of Historical and Cultural Memory of Mexico and with the Ministry of Culture through of the Inbal and the Munae, a work that today brings Mexicans closer, through the lottery ticket, the tribute to the engraver and artist, José Guadalupe Posada, as one of the representatives of the identity and cultural expression of Mexico.
“The image of the artist José Guadalupe Posada is in view of all the people of Mexico and that is the wealth that the National Lottery has, which places these images, these motifs, within the reach of our population,” he was right.
Likewise, he informed that the Major Raffle No. 3834 will take place on the night of Tuesday, February 1 at 8:00 p.m., in the “El Moro” building, with a Major Prize of 21 million pesos in three series. and a distributable bag of 66 million pesos. The cost of the piece is $30 pesos and the cost of the series is $600 pesos.
The Secretary of Culture of Mexico City, Vannesa Bohórquez López, celebrated the fact that one of the most prominent artists, forerunner of the nationalist movement, is present in this issue of National Lottery tickets, which will remind the public of his work in which he denounced abuses of power and also portrayed the society and culture of Mexico under the Porfiriato.
“His image, which will appear printed on a Lottery Ticket, is an opportunity to celebrate a great representative of popular graphic art and caricature. His memory will remain alive through his lithographs because his art transcends his time,” he said. Bohorquez Lopez.
During his speech, the director of the Museo Nacional de la Estampa, Emilio Payán, recalled that although the most representative figure of José Guadalupe Posada is his catrina, he created countless characters and phenomena from Mexico: “religious images, extraordinary events, political events and social, such as the beginning of the Mexican Revolution, and the daily life of the inhabitants of Mexico City”.
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And about the commemorative piece he added: “The engraving that adorns this lottery ticket is the same one that appears on the cover of the flyer This is the first of Don Quixote, the unparalleled giant skull, published in 1911 by the Imprenta de Vanegas Arroyo”.
The three million 600 thousand pieces are now available for purchase throughout the country, through the 12 thousand points of sale, electronic pieces can also be purchased through official platforms, more information at www.lotenal.gob. max.
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