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(RIVERA, Diego.) WOLFE, Bertram D.

Diego Rivera. His Life and Times.

Availability: In stock

Published: New York & London Alfred A. Knopf, 1939

Stock Code: 106022

£950
signed
OR On display in 100 Fulham Road

Notes

First edition. This copy inscribed on the half-title, in translation; "With my very kindest remembrances, Diego Rivera, Nov. 28 1942". The recipient was Bernard "Barney" Collins, a New Mexico-born industrialist and philanthropist with interests in textiles and mining, who divided his time between California and Mexico City, and who was a keen collector with works by Picasso, Dufy, Buffet, de Chirico, and the Mexican Muralists, Rivera and Alfaro Siqueiros. Collins was the original owner of the superb 1942 Vendedora de Flores, which most recently sold at auction in 1991 for 2,780,000, and also owned a smaller watercolour treatment of this central motif of Rivera's art. An nice copy with an attractive provenance.

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Description

Octavo. Original blue buckram, title gilt to the spine with decorative bands, device in blind to the front board, maroon top-stain.

Illustrations

Coloured frontispiece and 96 black and white plates, line-drawings to the text.

Condition

Very slightly rubbed, light toning to the text, a very good copy.

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