RARE 1931 MEXICO ILLUSTRATED BY DIEGO RIVERA 1ST EDITION WITH MAPS


RARE 1931 MEXICO ILLUSTRATED BY DIEGO RIVERA 1ST EDITION WITH MAPS
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ON AUCTION HERE is the August 1931 first edition, Mexico, a Study of Two Americas, by Stuart Chase, published by Macmillan and Co., New York. Famously illustrated by Diego Rivera, the Mexican muralist and tempestuous husband of Frida Kahlo. Bound in decorated cloth, as seen in the picture. 338 pages, 8x5 inches. A bookplate from Flora Stewart Higgins. Maps of Mexico, ostensibly by Rivera, on the endpapers and pastedowns.

Diego María de la Concepción Juan Nepomuceno Estanislao de la Rivera y Barrientos Acosta y Rodríguez (December 8, 1886 – November 24, 1957) was a prominent Mexican painter born in Guanajuato, Guanajuato, an active communist, and husband of Frida Kahlo (1929–1939 and 1940–1954). His large wall works in fresco helped establish the Mexican Mural Renaissance. Between 1922 and 1953, Rivera painted murals among others in Mexico City, Chapingo, Cuernavaca, San Francisco, Detroit, and New York City. In 1931, a retrospective exhibition of his works was held at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. In the movie "Frida," Frida Kahlo was played by Salma Hayek and Rivera by Alfred Molina.