San Francisco, CA: Malulu Editions, 2014. 20sleeved pigment prints (13” x 19”) issued in a custom etched aluminum box. The portfolios have an accompanying 6-page illustrated booklet with a visual index in English or Spanish. Item #114849
These photos, taken by John O’Leary S. over the course of 10 years (1980-1990), show the deep human drama in all its highs and lows of "freestyle wrestling" (the term used in Mexico for professional wrestling), and offers a rare insight into Mexican culture. Includes a booklet with an essay by Alejandro Murguia, poet laureate of San Francisco. Includes a visual index in English or Spanish. Malulu Editions publishes artistic works of unique cultural significance and aesthetic significance, focusing on works from late 20th century and contemporary North and Latin America. CONTENTS: Title of essay: The ritual of mask and blood : wrestling in the provinces of Mexico : the photographs of John O'Leary S. = El ritual de mascara y sangre : Lucha Libre en la provincia mexicana : fotografías de John O'Leary S. / traducción, Anja Fulle, Cathleen Pomaski Kelly. Folio no. 1 in English; Folio no. 2 in Spanish.