DIEGO RIVERA - DOCUMENT SIGNED 08/26/1956 - HFSID 217550
Sale Price $1,020.00
The worldwide famous Mexican muralist signs this document in which he certifies the authenticity of one his mural "Remando en la Caceria", in blue ink
Document Signed: "Diego Rivera" in blue ink. One page. 8¼x11. Place:Mexico City. Date: August 28, 1956. In full from Spanish: "This document certifies the authenticity of the work here described: TYPE: Water-color. MATERIAL: Paper. MEASUREMENT: 22½ cm wide by 16 cm long. TITLE: 'Remando en la Cacería.' SUBJECT: Three men in a canoe in Lake Patzcuaro; the background has four other canoes. AGE OR DATE OF EXECUTION: 1951. Whose work is original by my hand." Diego Rivera. Diego Maria de la Concepcion Juan Nepomuceno Estanislao de la Rivera y Barrientos Acosta y Rodriguez (1886-1957) was a protuberant Mexican painter and muralist who since the age of two showed proved to be a great painter. His large wall works in fresco helped the establishment of the Mexican Mural Movement in Mexican art. Between 1922 and 1953 he painted murals among others in Mexico City, Chapingo, Cuernavaca, San Francisco, Detroit and New York City. Diego was married twice with fellow painter Frida Kahlo and even though they had a turbulent relationship it is said that they loved each other in their own way. He was invited to paint a mural at the Rockefeller Center in New York City and the result was Man at the Crossroads, which caused a huge furor in the press over a portrait of Vladimir Lenin it contained. However, when Diego refused to remove such portrait he was ordered to leave but one of his assistants took a few pictures of the mural so Diego could recreate it later. Rivera took part in the founding of the Revolutionary Union of Technical Workers, Painters and Sculptors, and later became a member of the Mexican Communist Party, from where he expelled himself in 1929. His murals, often painted in fresco only, dealt with Mexican society and reflected the country's 1910 Revolution. Lightly creased and toned. Otherwise, fine condition.
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