We bought a lot of prints from Espacio Zapata:
with pictures of the missing 43 students from Ayotzinapa
Front room of Espacio Zapata studio
Mario Guzman with the large press
(we bought the large print in the background
on amate paper
by Irving Herrera)
We bought a set of 6 prints at Espacio Zapata:
We also bought other prints from Espacio Zapata:
We bought prints and t-shirts from Taller-Galeria Siqueiros as well:
We stayed at the Ishuakara Casa Estudio, which is both a studio that gives classes, and a hotel rooms in the back:
Tanya made a print at
in one class
using a homemade press
Tanya Rich and Armando Ruiz Freger
(Armando runs the Ishuakara Taller)
We met maestro Abraham Torres at the Taller Tamayo school, and he then gave us a nice tour of the other printmaking studios in the area:
Abraham Torres' studio
holding the YayBig Southwest catalog --
Christina Cardenas' catalog print
was done in his studio
La Curtiduria studio
Everyone has a large press in Oaxaca,
like this at La Curtiduria
Another Lithography studio
Tanya Rich and I,
with Abraham Torres
and some of the students
of the Taller Tamayo for printmaking --
we bought the student "carpeta"
of 18 prints
The student "carpeta"
Student "carpeta" prints on the table
we noticed an exhibit in the Mexico City metro
of the Taller Tamayo school
Taller de Grafica
We bought these prints from Eric at Kuchaku:
I bought a print from Tatonka (Mojo) from his street stall. He said it was leftover from the protests in 2006 (which accelerated the printmaking movement in the city of Oaxaca):
Oaxaca definitely is a vibrant printmaking Mecca. We certainly did not visit all the graphic studios -- I believe maestro Takeda, who "jokes that Oaxaca is sinking like Venice under the weight of its printing presses."
We missed the 2nd Annual Oaxaca Print Fair by a few days, unfortunately.
Besides collecting prints, we enjoyed the paintings, Toledo, crafts, restaurants, mezcalerias, Dr Lacra, many openings, Monte Alban, and the whole festive atmosphere downtown. Something was happening during every moment. There was both a mezcal fair and a chocolate fair on the same day, with free samples. How can it get any better than that?