Muestra de humor

Muestra de humor

1981
Artist
Edgardo Giménez, Argentine, 1942
Born: Argentina
Country
Argentina
Object
poster
Medium
offset lithograph on paper
Accession Number
2020.158
Credit Line
Gift of the Institute for Studies on Latin American Art (ISLAA LLC)

Edgardo Giménez, Muestra de humor, 1981. Offset lithograph on paper; 28¼ × 18½ in. Gift of the Institute for Studies on Latin American Art (ISLAA LLC), 2020.158. © Edgardo Giménez.

Dimensions
height: 28 1/4 in, 71.755 cm; width: 18 1/2 in, 46.99 cm
Department
Mayer Center, Latin American Art
Collection
Latin American Contemporary Art

Edgardo Giménez has designed posters advertising the visual arts, theaters, and dance companies throughout his entire career. This example, from 1981, was made for the Teatro Municipal General San Martín’s festival of Argentian humor in Buenos Aires. The festival hosted various local artists and performers such as Hermenegildo Sábat, Guillermo Mordillo, and Roberto Fontanarrosa. Through his typical surrealist lens, Giménez uses collage and bold colors to present Pierrot standing on a flying carpet.

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