Diego Rivera - Latin America New York Wednesday, May 24, 2017 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Private Collection of Parker Hall, San Francisco (Gift of the Artist)
    Harcourt Gallery, San Francisco
    Private Collection of Emmy Lou Packard, San Francisco
    Private Collection of Robert Vega Bijou, San Francisco
    Robert Henry Adams Gallery, Chicago
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Literature

    Luis-Martín Lozano, ed., Diego Rivera: the complete murals, Los Angeles, 2007, p. 271 (illustrated)

    We are grateful to Professor Luis-Martín Lozano for his kind assistance 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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Two works: i) First Study for the mural project at the California School of Fine Arts (CSFA) ii) Second Study for the mural project at the California School of Fine Arts (CSFA)

i) inscribed lower right
ii) inscribed lower right

i) conte crayon, ink and graphite on paper
ii) graphite and ink on paper

i) 25 2/3 x 20 in. (65.2 x 50.8 cm)
ii) 24 1/2 x 18 5/8 in. (62.2 x 47.3 cm)

Executed 1930-31.

$15,000 - 20,000 

Contact Specialist
Kaeli Deane
Head of Sale, Latin American Art
New York
+1 212 940 1352

Latin America

New York Auction 24 May 2017