EL SHOW DEL NIÑO BURRO: CHARLES GLAUBITZ. 5 etching two color print. Printed from an original drawing directly on the zinc plates. Hand-printed in black ink and red
Lugar: Tijuana, B.C.
Editor: La Brigada Ediciones
Fecha de Publicación: Agosto 2014
Size: 57 cm
Pages: 5 folios
Book Id: 109871
handmade edition of 5 aqua forte and aquatint technique prints 15"x30" in hahnemuhle paper 350 g plus 5 protective rice paper folios (18 x 22 in.), some with text, inside duo tone pict. portfolio, with 2 closure black ribbons on right side margins on both sides of cover. sig. Edition of 30 with 3 printer proofs , 3 Artist's proofs, 1 Bon à tirer
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SIGNED, NUMBERED AND LIMITED EDITION OF 30 set of prints by Tijuana-based artist, illustrator and graphic novelist Charles Glaubitz (Los Mochis, Sinaloa 1973) The "niño-burro" (boy-donkey) is a California border character par excellence and has a close relationship with the American comics and illustration. Is not an appropriation of the donkey-zebras of Tijuana, but a remake of the same emblem of the city […] It is not a harmless animal that pleases the tourist. It is a controversial character: childhood as a symbol of no domestication, of irreverence and, paradoxically, of candor. In addition to traveling back and forth between San Diego and Tijuana for many years, Charles Glaubitz regularly crosses borders and pushes boundaries in his work. The Tijuana-based painter, illustrator and graphic novelist has a visual style that employs iconic, cartoonish imagery such as Lucha Libre masks and skeleton-faced Mickey Mouse figures, as well as children in spacesuits and "Zonkey" costumes (Zonkeys are Tijuana Donkeys painted to look like Zebras). "During school, I was exposed to Joseph Campbell who is this scholar and academic who talked about world mythologies and focused not on their differences but on their similarities," says Glaubitz, referring to his time at the California College of Arts in Oakland.