Día de los Muertos encourages the remembrance and celebration of the lives of departed loved ones. Originating from Mexico, this holiday represents when the border between the spirit world and the real world dissolves. During two days (November 1 for the spirits of the children and November 2 for All Souls Day), the souls of the dead awaken and return to the living world to celebrate with those they left behind.
An extension of Baseman’s longstanding exploration of mortality and loss, and keeping Blackie the Cat’s memory in a place of gratitude, Gary Baseman celebrates Day of the Dead connecting with his fellow Americans of Mexican heritage, as well as his many friends and colleagues in Mexico. Last year he created a special print and t-shirt of Catrin and Catrina, honoring Blackie the Cat, seen here dancing with a Catrina Calavera, an iconic subject often portrayed in the imagery of Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead).
Add this fine art print tribute to your own altar/ofrenda, and wear this t-shirt at all of your Day of the Dead celebrations.
Catrin and Catrina print buy here.
Edition of 200, signed and numbered by Gary Baseman
17 x 14 in. (image 14 x 11 in. sold unframed)
Catrin and Catrina t-shirt buy here.
100% lightweight cotton