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A very large bull fighting promotional poster measuring just under eight feet tall. It is a by the noted artist Juan Reus Parra (1912-2003) and published for the for the Autumn Fair in Cordoba in 1955. The city has produced some of the finest bull fighters in history. Parra was born in Valencia where as an artist he became particularly well known for bullfighting posters. At seven years old whilst working as an apprentice he met the painter Constantino Gomez. In the 1940s he went to work for the Ortega workshop in Valencia where he specialised as a designer of bullfighting posters. He became arguably the best known artist on the subject. This is amongst the largest sized poster he produced, most are half the size.
PARRA, Juan Reus

Plaza de Toros de Cordoba. Feria de Otono

Ortega, Valencia, 1955
AN EXTREMELY LARGE BULLFIGHTING POSTER. 2380 x 1050 mm., printed in colour, with some breaks at the double folds as might be expected otherwise in good condition.
Stock number: 8385
£ 650
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