Diego Rivera - Latin America New York Saturday, October 3, 2009 | Phillips

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  • Artist Biography

    Diego Rivera

    Mexican • 1886 - 1957

    Diego Rivera began drawing at the age of three, and by ten he was enrolled at the San Carlos Academy in Mexico City. In 1907, he traveled to Europe on a scholarship to continue his artistic studies. Whilst in Paris, Rivera embraced the advent of Cubism, and later Post-Impressionism, taking inspiration from such European artists as Picasso and Cézanne.

    In 1921, Rivera returned to Mexico and became involved in the government-sponsored Mexican mural program. He became best-known for his frescoes painted in a distinctive style characterized by bold colors and ample, Renaissance-inspired figures. Rivera was an atheist and joined the Mexican Communist party in 1922. He was married five times, including twice to Frida Kahlo, with whom he had a famously volatile relationship.

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El mercado de flores (Flower Market, Yellow Ground)

Lithograph printed in yellow and black.
11 x 15 7/8 in. (27.9 x 40.3 cm).
Signed, dated and numbered 'B-25-49' in pencil, the total edition was 150 (100 were printed without the yellow tint stone), published by The Weyhe Gallery, New York.

$2,000 - 3,000 

Sold for $5,625

Latin America

3 Oct 2009
New York