28 - 29 May 2008,
Price realised USD 109,000
USD 50,000 - USD 70,000
Diego Rivera (Mexican 1886-1957)
signed and dated 'Diego Rivera 47' (upper left)
watercolor on rice paper
15 1/8 x 10 7/8 in. (38.4 x 27.6 cm.)
Executed in 1947.
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Please note this lot is accompanied by the original bill of sale from Galería Emma Hurtado and a custom declaration form signed by Diego Rivera and dated August 21, 1947.
Editorial y Galería Emma Hurtado, Mexico City (1947).
Suril O. Houle collection, Chicago.
By descent to the present owner.
Virgilio Garza, Head of Latin American Paintings, recounts the colourful story of this masterpiece by the great Mexican artist
Zoom in on these beautiful works on display in King Street until 8 March before they head to Paris, Beijing, Los Angeles, Shanghai and New York
Specialist Fatma Turkkan-Wille and Dr Kim Richter of the Getty Research Institute offer their expert insights
Dina Zhang, 20th Century and Contemporary Asian Art specialist at Christie’s, on crafting a sale that honours Hong Kong’s unique ‘diversity and inclusivity’