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    Sale 2054

    Latin American Sale Evening Session

    19 - 20 November 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 24

    Diego Rivera (Mexican 1886-1957)

    Tres hombres construyendo un huacal
    (also known as Tres hombres trabajando)

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    Diego Rivera (Mexican 1886-1957)
    Tres hombres construyendo un huacal
    (also known as Tres hombres trabajando)
    signed and dated 'Diego Rivera, 44' (upper left)
    oil on masonite
    11¾ x 15 5/8 in. (29.8 x 39.6 cm.)
    Painted in 1944.


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    The huacal (from the Nahuatl) is a cage-like construction made from thin strips of wood that can be used to transport animals or foods to market.

    Provenance

    Galería Central, Mexico City (1946).
    J. Holger Graffman.
    Estate of Julie Graffman, Stockholm.
    Private collection, Kansas, KS.
    Acquired from the above by the present owner.


    Literature

    Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes, Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, Diego Rivera: Catálogo General de Cabellete, Mexico City, 1989, p. 217, no. 1665 (illustrated).