Diego Rivera - Latin America New York Tuesday, May 26, 2015 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist
    Collection of Edith Rosenheim, Paris, 1938
    Private Collection, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

    Phillips is grateful to Professor Luis-Martín Lozano for his kind assistance in cataloguing this work.

  • 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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Mujer sentada en el mercado con rebozo azul y flores

watercolor on rice paper, laid on artist's board
15 3/8 x 11 in. (39 x 28 cm)
Signed "Diego Rivera" lower right.

$60,000 - 80,000 

Sold for $106,250

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Latin America

New York 26 May 2015 4pm