Image: 42.1 x 29.9 cm (16 9/16 x 11 3/4 in.); Sheet: 54.6 x 38.5 cm (21 1/2 x 15 3/16 in.)
© Banco de México Diego Rivera Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, Mexico, D.F. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Gift of The Print Club of Cleveland 1934.165
Catalogue raisonné: Williams 6
Edition: edition of 100
Diego Rivera produced only 13 prints during his long career, encouraged by his dealer Carl Zigrosser of Weyhe Gallery.
Diego Rivera is best known for large-scale public murals, often on the history and future of Mexico. This print presents details of a painting from a 1920s commission at the Secretariat of Public Education, a government building in Mexico City. Lithography—a technique that Rivera favored for its “directness of contact”—allowed him to share his site-specific murals with an even broader public.
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