Diego Rivera - Evening & Day Editions London Thursday, January 21, 2021 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Mary-Anne Martin Fine Art, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2012

  • 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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Property of a Distinguished Private Collector


El Sueño (La Noche de los pobres) (The Dream (The Night of the Poor))

Lithograph, on wove paper, with wide margins (lower edge of sheet unevenly trimmed).
I. 41.6 x 30.2 cm (16 3/8 x 11 7/8 in.)
S. 52.1 x 39.1 cm (20 1/2 x 15 3/8 in.)

Signed, dated and numbered 'No. 48' in pencil, from the edition of 100 (there were also some artist's proofs), published by Weyhe Gallery, New York, framed.

£15,000 - 20,000 

Sold for £13,860

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Evening & Day Editions

London Auction 21 January 2021