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  • Provenance

    Finch College, New York
    Collection of Ames Brown, New York
    Private Collection, Miami


    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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17

Dancer

signed "Diego Rivera" lower right
watercolor on paper
15 3/8 x 11 in. (39.1 x 27.9 cm)
Executed circa 1939.

Estimate
$15,000 - 20,000 

Sold for $22,500

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

Latin America

New York Auction 22 November 2016