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The Rivals by DIEGO RIVERA

DIEGO RIVERA

(MEXICAN, 1886 - 1957)

The Rivals , 1931

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Materials:

oil on canvas

Measurements:

60.00 in. (152.40 cm.) (height) by 50.00 in. (127.00 cm.) (width)

Markings:

Signed and dated 'Diego Rivera 1931' (l.r.)

Exhibited:

New York, The Museum of Modern Art, Diego Rivera, December 1931-January 1932, pp. 39, 53, no. 44, illustrated. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Museum of Art, Diego Rivera, February 1932, no. 44. New York, The Museum of Modern Art, Exhibition 17: Summer Exhibition, Painting and Sculpture, June-October 1932, no. 32.160. Chicago, Illinois, Art Institute of Chicago, A Century of Progress: Exhibition of Paintings and Sculpture, June-November 1933, no. 738, illustrated. New York, The Museum of Modern Art, Modern Works of Art: Fifth Anniversary Exhibition, November 1934-January 1935, p. 33, no. 135, illustrated. Dallas, Texas, Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, The Centennial Exposition: Catalogue of the Exhibition of Paintings, Sculptures, Graphic Arts, June-November 1936, no. 4. New York, The Museum of Modern Art, Summer Exhibitions: Paintings and Sculpture from the Museum Collection and on Loan, June-November 1937. New York, The Museum of Modern Art, Diego Rivera: Murals for The Museum of Modern Art, November 2011-May 2012.

Literature:

B. Wolfe, Diego Rivera: His Life and Times, New York, 1939, pl. 142, illustrated. J. Barnitz, et al., The David and Peggy Rockefeller Collection: Art of the Western Hemisphere, vol. II, New York, 1988, pp. 237-38, no. 146, illustrated. Diego Rivera: Catálogo General de Obra de Caballete, Mexico City, Mexico, 1989, p. 132, no. 991, illustrated.

Provenance:

Abby Aldrich Rockefeller and John D. Rockefeller, Jr., New York, acquired from the artist, 1931. Gift to the late owners from the above, 1941.

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