b. 1886
- d. 1957
  • Mexico
Turnover 2023
$USD 16.358.440
Record Sale
$USD 1.070.690

Diego Rivera studied art at the San Carlos Academy in Mexico City and in Europe, where he learned about various artistic movements and techniques, including post-impressionism and cubism, which would later influence his own style. On his return to Mexico, Rivera played a key role in the Mexican muralist movement. Rivera’s murals generally depicted scenes from Mexican history, culture and society, and he used his art as a means of political expression and social commentary. Rivera was deeply involved in politics and was an active member of the Mexican Communist Party. His political beliefs were often reflected in his art, which focused on themes of class struggle, social inequality and the plight of the working class. His personal life was also marked by his tumultuous relationship with fellow artist Frida Kahlo.


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Diego RIVERA (1886-1957)
The Rivals (1931)

Lot # 37
152.4 x 127 cm
Hammer price: $ 12,000,000
Price including buyer’s premium: $ 14,130,000
Estimate: $ 7,000,000 – $ 10,000,000
Visionary: The Paul G. Allen Collection Part I
09 nov 2022
New York NY, United States

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