Artist: Carlos Ruano Llopis (signed in print)
Print: Lithographic poster
Dimensions: 27 x 36.6 in (69 x 93 cm)
Condition: Good/fair condition - the poster has minor tears/little paper loss on the edges and light handling signs - please see pictures. Most of the imperfections can be fixed or covered with a frame.
A truly majestic and beautiful Mexican travel poster in bright and vivid colors!
The poster was commissioned by the Mexican Tourist Association and the motif was painted by Carlos Ruano Llopis (1878-1950) a Spanish painter with passion for bullfighting motifs. Llopis spent many years in Mexican art community but he also directed bullfighting scenes in Hollywood and was also commissioned by the Venezuelan government paint the liberator Simon Bolivar.
But Llopis' favorite motif was bullfighting scenes and he designed and illustrated many of the book covers on bullfighting monographs, postcards, playing cards, news papers and also posters. He was such a skilled painter so when the world famous matador Joselito "Gallo" was looking at one of the magnificent posters of the artist, he said: "He who has painted this, knows how to fight, even though he has never fought."
This poster has a bit of ageing which is visible on the poster. However, if you want a nearly perfect example of this poster, then price will easily triple or more (if you can find it).
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