Robin Pogrebin has news of a new record for Diego Rivera:
Phillips says it has [made] the private sale of Diego Rivera’s 1928 canvas “Baile en Tehuantepec” for $15.7 million to Eduardo F. Costantini, founder and president of the Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires (Malba).
Out of view in the Americas for more than 30 years, the exuberant painting was first exhibited in the United States in 1930 at the Met and in MoMA’s Rivera retrospective in 1931.
In October, the painting will be on view in the Philadelphia Museum of Art exhibition “Paint the Revolution: Mexican Modernism 1910-1950.” In March 2017, the work will travel to Malba.
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