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    Sale 2044

    Prints and Multiples

    28 - 29 October 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 43

    DIEGO RIVERA (1886-1957)

    Desnudo de Frida Kahlo (Cortés-Gutiérrez 893)

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    DIEGO RIVERA (1886-1957)
    Desnudo de Frida Kahlo (Cortés-Gutiérrez 893)
    lithograph, 1930, on wove paper, signed and dated in black crayon, numbered '47-100', published by Weyhe Gallery, New York, with full margins, pale light- and mat staining, a soft crease in the lower left margin, a pale and tiny stain in the upper left margin, otherwise in very good condition, framed
    L. 16½ x 11 in. (419 x 279 mm.)
    S. 20 x 15 in. (507 x 380 mm.)

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    This print is also known as Nude with Beads (Frida Kahlo) and was included in the first group of five lithographs that the artist created in 1930, due to the persistent efforts of Carl Zigrosser of Wehye Gallery. Two years later the artist created another set of five for the gallery. These ten lithographs (including a few related proofs) and one linocut created in 1938 are the only prints Rivera created. For further discussion, see John Ittmann (ed.) Mexico and Modern Printmaking: A Revolution in the Graphic Arts, Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2007.

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