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Lawndale Art Center

Between Love & Madness: Mexican Comic Art from the 1970s

Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 – Sunday, Mar. 25, 2018

Between Love & Madness: Mexican Comic Art from the 1970s
Organized by Christopher Sperandio in collaboration with
students from Practical Curation, Rice University
January 18–March 25, 2018
O'Quinn Gallery

Entre el amor y la locura: Arte del cómic mejicano de los 1970
Organizado por Christopher Sperandio en colaboración con
estudiantes de Conservación Práctica de la Universidad de Rice
Del 18 de enero al 25 de marzo del 2018
Galería O'Quinn

Wildly popular in Mexico, the art of micro-cuentos, or “mini-tales,” are little known internationally. Beginning in the 1960s and continuing through the mid-seventies, these idiosyncratic Mexican comic books, measuring three by four and a half inches, present genre stories that carry subtle political critique. Between Love & Madness is comprised of approximately 380 works, including original interior art, original painted cover art, and ephemera.

Extremadamente popular en Méjico, el arte de los micro-cuentos, o “mini-historias”, es poco conocido internacionalmente. Desde sus inicios en los 1960 y continuando hasta mediados de los setenta, estos libros de cómic idiosincráticamente mejicanos de una medida de tres por cuatro y media pulgadas, presentan historias con una crítica política sutil. Entre el amor y la locura está compuesta de aproximadamente 380 obras, incluyendo arte original interior, pinturas originales de portadas y piezas de colección.

 

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