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Diego Rivera "The Making of a Fresco..." Study

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Diego Rivera (Mexico, 1886-1957) unframed pastel and charcoal drawing on paper depicting a pair of workers and their supervisor or boss at a construction site. Probably a study for "The Making of a Fresco Showing the Building of a City", painted from April - June 1931 at the San Francisco Art Institute. Measuring 20" in height with width of 16" and signed to the lower left "Diego Rivera", it is complete with bill of sale from 1942 signed by Diego Rivera from where it was sold to Jack Beny, popular Hollywood Star of the time. This piece does not come with a certificate of authenticity, but is representative of the artist's style and signature. Provenance: from the estate of a prominent European & Texas collector, known to not only to have collected quite an amazing assortment of notable art, but to have befriended a vast majority of the artists of whose work was acquired.Diego Mara de la Concepcin Juan Nepomuceno Estanislao de la Rivera y Barrientos Acosta y Rodrguez, known as Diego Rivera, was born on December 8, 1886 in Guanajuato, Mexico. Rivera became a prominent Mexican painter, with his large frescoes helping to establish the Mexican Mural Movement in Mexican art. Between 1922 and 1953, he painted murals among others in Mexico City, Chapingo, Cuernavaca, San Francisco, Detroit, & New York City. In 1931, a retrospective exhibition of his works was held at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Following a prolific career, Rivera died on November 24, 1957.


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Estimate $4,000 – $6,000
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