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Lot #188: LEOPOLDO MENDEZ - En Nombre de Christo…7 Litografias de Leopoldo Mendez - Original lithographs



Lot #188: LEOPOLDO MENDEZ - En Nombre de Christo…7 Litografias de Leopoldo Mendez - Original lithographs



Pre-auction estimates:  $2000/2500
 
Sale price: $1,990.00

   

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Artist: Leopoldo Mendez (Mexican, 1902 - 1969).
Title: "En Nombre de Christo…7 Litografias de Leopoldo Mendez [original printing of the portfolio with title page and 7 original lithographs - not the reprint]".
Medium: Original lithographs.
Date: Composed 1939.
Lot Note(s): Each print initialed or signed in the stone. Edition unknown, presumed small. Cream wove paper. The full sheets - none trimmed. Rich impressions. Very good to fine condition; virtually impossible to find in this condition. All prints in excellent shape. The front and back covesr are soiled, else the entire object would be fine. Image sizes vary slightly, approximately 11 3/4 x 8 inches. Sheet size 14 x 9 3/8 inches. Literature/catalogue raisonne: P 394-400. Provenance: Private collection, Mexico City. Comment(s): The legendary, famous, and very scarce portfolio. It was reprinted in 2010 in a sumptous edition, which sells for $800. Mendez wrote: "En Memoria de los 200 maestros rurales asesinados en cumplimiento de su deber, por los cristeros: 1936-1938." (In memory of the 200 rural teachers killed in the line of duty by the Cristeros: 1936-1938). Opposite each of the seven prints is the name of the murdered teacher with a news account of his death. The full title is "En Nombre de Cristo…Han Asesinado Mas de 200 Maestros - 7 Litografias de Leopoldo Mendez." Printed by Juan P. Valdes, Editorial Grafica Popular. [25218-2-1600]
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