David Alfaro


b. 1896
- d. 1974
  • Mexico
Turnover 2023
$USD 142.000
Record Sale
$USD 440.000
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David Alfaro Siqueiros was a Mexican social realist painter, best known for his large public murals using the latest in equipment, materials and technique. Along with Diego Rivera and José Clemente Orozco, he was one of the most famous of the “Mexican muralists”.

Siqueiros was a member of the Mexican Communist Party and took part in the Mexican Revolution as a member of Venustiano Carranza’s constitutionalist army. A communist activist, he fought in the Spanish Civil War with the Republican army and was involved in an assassination attempt on the founder of the Red Army, Leon Trotsky, in 1940.

He was awarded the Lenin Peace Prize in 1966.


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Niño tarahumara, 1939


Acrylic on masonite

Signed dated lower right

75.2 x 61 cm


Sotheby’s New York NY

Latin American Art

20 nov 2007


Lot # 25

Estimate: $ 250.000 – $ 350.000

Hammer price: $ 440.000

Price including buyer’s premium: $ 529.000

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