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  • Provenance

    Private Collection, New York
    Thence by descent to the present owner

  • 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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168

Girl Holding Flowers

signed and dated "Diego Rivera 41" upper left
watercolor on rice paper
15 1/4 x 10 1/8 in. (38.7 x 25.7 cm.)
Executed in 1941.

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

Estimate
$40,000 - 60,000 

Contact Specialist
John McCord
Head of Day Sale, Morning Session
New York
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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Morning Session

New York Auction 14 November 2018