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

    Collection of Mildred S and Herbert Lee, Boston (acquired directly from the artist in 1947)
    Christie's, New York, November 21, 2012, lot 214
    Acquired from the above sale by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    We are 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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Pareja con marrano

signed "Diego Rivera" upper left
watercolor on rice paper
10 2/3 x 7 3/8 in. (27.1 x 18.7 cm)
Executed circa 1944.

$25,000 - 35,000 

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Kaeli Deane
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Latin America

New York Auction 24 May 2017