Latin American folk hero, husband of Frida Kahlo, devout Communist, and Mexico's most important artist: the oeuvre of Diego Rivera is finally done justice in this monograph constituting the most comprehensive study of his work ever made. More than a half century after his death, Rivera's story, complete mural works, and recently discovered pieces are brought to life alongside private photos and drawings.
Number of Pages: 640
Publication Date: 13 Jun 2019
Publisher: Taschen GmbH
Publication City, Country: Cologne, Germany
Dimensions (cm): 37.2(H) x 24.5(L)
Weight (gm): 4325
"Monumental in every way... The great pleasure of this book is that you can pore over every detail of the artist's work, the details you inevitably miss if you see the works in situ." * The Sunday Times *
Luis-Martin Lozano (Chicago, 1965) is an art historian specializing in the study of different aspects of modernism in Mexican and Latin American art. He is the recipient of a Fulbright scholarship and has conducted extensive research on the work of both Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, as well as lecturing and publishing widely on both artists. Lozano was formerly the director of the Museo de Arte Moderno in Mexico City, and has been a guest curator for many art institutions in the United States, Europe, Asia, Latin America, and particularly in Mexico. Diego Rivera's grandson Juan Rafael Coronel Rivera has worked as editor of the magazines Punto Cero en Literatura, El Faro revista de literatura y arte and M'hija, together with Carlos Jaurena. He founded Kahlo-Coronel Fotogaleria, Mexico's first private photo-gallery, in 1987. His collection of Mexican popular pottery is the world's most extensive, including more than 15,000 pieces from the 16th century to the present day. He has curated more than 100 exhibitions for art galleries, museums, and biennials and has written 71 publications.