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Autorretrato also known as The Firestone Self-Portrait

Artwork:
Autorretrato also known as The Firestone Self-Portrait
Size:
61 x 43.2 cm
Medium :
Oil on canvas
Creation Year:
1941
Marks
Signed, dated and dedicated 'To my dear friend Sigmund Firestone, Diego Rivera, January 1,941' (lower center)
Category :
Painting
Provenance :
Commissioned from the artist by Sigmund Firestone in 1940, completed in 1941; Family of Sigmund Firestone, Sotheby's, New York, 11 May 1979, lot 222 (illustrated in color); Private collection, Switzerland; Mary-Anne Martin Fine Art, New York; Acquired from the above by the present owner
Exhibition History :
Mexico City, Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, Diego Rivera: 50 anos de su labor artistica, 1951; Paris, Mona Bismarck Foundation, Peinture Monderne au Mexique, 1999. London, Tate Modern, Frida Kahlo, 9 June- 9 October 2005, no. 102

Christie's New York

Date:
2009-05-28
Lot Number :
13
Low Estimate :
$1,200,000[-30%]*
High Estimate :
$1,800,000[-53%]*
Hammer Price :
$840,000
Sold For :
$1,022,500*