DIEGO RIVERA | HOMBRE MARTILLANDO PIEDRA
40,000 - 60,000 USD
Property from the Collection of Mr. & Mrs. Louis Fodor, Cleveland, Ohio
(1886 - 1957)
HOMBRE MARTILLANDO PIEDRA
Signed Diego Rivera and dated 1944 (upper left)
Watercolor and brush and ink on rice paper
15¼ by 11 in. (37.7 by 27.9 cm)
Framed: 25 by 20¾ in. (63.5 by 52.7 cm)
Executed in April 1944.
We wish to thank Professor Luis-Martín Lozano for his kind assistance in confirming the authenticity of this lot.
This work is in good condition overall. The colors are vibrant, and the media layer is stable. Artist pinholes are present in each of the four corners of the sheet. Very faint horizontal crease marks are present at 2-inch intervals throughout the work. The edges of the sheet are deckled, which is inherent to the support selected by the artist.
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Galerías Modernas, Mexico City
Galería de Arte Misrachi, Mexico City
Paul Hendrick, United States (acquired from the above and sold: Sotheby's, New York, May 3, 1973, lot 54)
Jack Wolgin, Philadelphia (acquired at the above sale)
Galería de Arte Moderno, Mexico City
Sale: Christie's, New York, May 12, 1983, lot 35
Isabella Rayburn, New York (and sold: Sotheby's, New York, November 25, 1986, lot 4)
Acquired at the above sale
Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes, Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, ed., Diego Rivera: Catálogo General de Obra de Caballete, Mexico City, 1989, no. 1666, illustrated n.p.
Philadelphia, Moore College of Art Gallery, Mexican Artists, 1975, n.n.