Saturday, July 13, 2019

A Guillermo Mordillo Press Photo from 1980

Argentine cartoonist Guillermo Mordillo passed away in Spain on June 29, 2019 at age 86. Born in Buenos Aires, he moved to Paris in 1963. His cartoons were often vividly colored but they rarely if ever had words and could be enjoyed by people the world over.

Those who don't recognize this cartoonist by his name may still be familiar with his distinctive style. The following sampling of gags from Mordillo's Cartoons/Opus 1 (1986) is borrowed from a completed eBay listing. (The softcover book sold for $6.50 plus $3.27 domestic shipping.)



https://www.ebay.com/itm/Cartoons-MORDILLO-Cartoons-Opus-1-Softcover-1986-Intro-in-German-Language-/143316512177?hash=item215e546db1%3Ag%3A9wwAAOSwvNVcKnXo&nma=true&si=YQGb25QThn5Fxe78BW8tTy6VzZY%253D&orig_cvip=true&nordt=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557


Two prints of a presumedly rare press photo of the cartoonist by photographer Tom Blau are currently listed both on Amazon and on eBay. The example on Amazon has a handwritten date of 1980 while the eBay photograph is stamped March 6, 1980. I'm going to go out on a limb here and tentatively date the photo c. 1980.
Tom Blau
Camera Press, London
Guillermo Mordillo, c. 1980

Verso


Mordillo
Amazon Item Description Retrieved July 12, 2019



The eBay photograph, on the other hand, has a less expensive initial offering price, has a 15% discount on top of that, and has free shipping included. As if that weren't enough, it has the Make Offer option available too. How Amazon is eating everyone's lunch is a mystery to me.
Tom Blau
Camera Press, London
Guillermo Mordillo, c. 1980
Verso


Mordillo
eBay Listing Retrieved July 12, 2019
https://www.ebay.com/itm/ARGENTINIAN-CARTOONIST-GUILLERMO-MORDILLO-PHOTO-1970s-8345/140830622229?_trkparms=aid%3D555018%26algo%3DPL.SIM%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20131003132420%26meid%3Df39f3631a6e64012a06cd4a4691962cc%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D3%26rkt%3D4%26sd%3D392325486082%26itm%3D140830622229%26pg%3D2047675&_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851


Mordillo
eBay Item Description Retrieved July 12, 2019
https://www.ebay.com/itm/ARGENTINIAN-CARTOONIST-GUILLERMO-MORDILLO-PHOTO-1970s-8345/140830622229?_trkparms=aid%3D555018%26algo%3DPL.SIM%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20131003132420%26meid%3Df39f3631a6e64012a06cd4a4691962cc%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D3%26rkt%3D4%26sd%3D392325486082%26itm%3D140830622229%26pg%3D2047675&_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851



Quick Links to the Attempted Bloggery Archives:

Guillermo Mordillo

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Attempted Bloggery's Opus 1 Index


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