Photos: Love, murder and death, illustrated, at Emmanuel Gallery

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Posada's most famous motif is the skeleton, the calavera, which the artist used as a winking symbol of death and life, even in the context of these sensational proto-tabloids. "It's part of the storytelling," explained Vigil. "The way he animated them, the way he gave them life, the way he gave them a reason to exist and then tell a story with them, was very profound."

Posada's Broadsheets runs through July 19. More photos of the opening are on the next page.
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