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El mercado, 1930

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Diego Rivera attained almost mythic stature in Mexico in his time. The year after he made Market, the Museum of Modern Art in New York gave him a one-man show, only the second in its history (the first went to Matisse). Rivera drew on regional folklore and Mexico's indigenous cultures in his work. He owned such a huge collection of pre-Columbian and Indian art and artifacts that he built a museum to house it all. In this market scene-Rivera regularly sketched at the markets-the artist dignifies the daily life of the Mexican people.

El mercado
Artist Life
1886 - 1957
Accession Number
Kate Koon Bovey, Minneapolis; given to MIA, 1941.
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