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  • Description

    Rivera's 1930 lithographs include two nudes. The model for Nude with Long Hair (Dolores Olmedo) still plays an extremely important role in his history. In 1957, two years before he died, Rivera appointed Olmedo the lift chairman of the Diego Rivera Trust, which had been established by the artist two years earlier. The trust controls the Frida Kahlo museum; Rivera's own museum, containing his studio and his collection, Kahlo's and Rivera's private papers and diaries; and numerous works by both artists. Reba White Williams, Mexican Prints, 1997, pp. 10-12.

  • Provenance

    The Museum of Modern Art (Art Lending Service), New York

  • Literature

    Laura Cortés-Gutiérrez 895

  • 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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Nude with Long Hair (Desnudo de Lola Olmedo, Lola Olmedo Nude) (G. 895)

1930
Lithograph, on Umbria Italia paper, with full margins.
I. 16 3/8 x 9 3/8 in. (41.6 x 23.8 cm)
S. 20 x 15 1/8 in. (50.8 x 38.4 cm)

Signed, dated and numbered '26-100' in pencil, published by Weyhe Gallery, New York, framed.

Estimate
$7,000 - 10,000 

Sold for $12,600

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Editions & Works on Paper

New York Auction 20 - 22 April 2021