Lot 9
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Diego Rivera (1886-1957)

Estimate
350,000 - 450,000 USD
Sold
794,500 USD
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Description

  • Diego Rivera
  • Niña con Rebozo

  • signed and dated 35 upper left
  • tempera on linen

Literature

Diego Rivera: Catálogo General de Obra de Caballete, Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, Mexico City, 1989, p. 154, no. 1161, illustrated
Bertram Wolfe, Portrait of Mexico, New York, 1937, no. 50, illustrated

Catalogue Note

Diego Rivera returned to Mexico in 1922 after his almost twenty year sojourn in Europe to become an integral part of what is sometimes called the Mexican Renaissance. The nationalistic movements that were sweeping the Americas: the Indigenismo movement in South America and the Ash Can School in New York, coincided with the great Mexican muralist movement which sought to capture a truly Mexican history and spirit. Rivera's work was soon recognized and he was awarded a one person exhibition in New York at the Museum of Modern Art in 1929 (the second artist to have been so honored, the first being Henri Matisse). 

Niña con Rebozo comes from a period when Rivera was already an internationally recognized artist. His subjects, especially at this period, were often the children of people who worked in his house or those of his friends. Niña con Rebozo could be Juanita Rosas who appears in several works from this period. Rivera returned time and time again to painting images of children as he felt that they expressed Mexico's future.

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