19 - 20 November 2008
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.
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.
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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).
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.
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