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KAHLO

Auction:
2109
Lot:
47
Sold for:
$7,475$6,500

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Auction:
Sale #2109 - 2109
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 10, 2001 10:00AM

Description:

KAHLO, FRIDA (1907-1954) and RIVERA, DIEGO (1886-1957) Archive of Correspondence, between Kahlo, Rivera, and Francis Flynn Paine of the Paine Mexican Arts Corporation, related to personal matters, the movement of paintings, exhibitions and work related subjects, including, from Rivera, Diego, Three Signed Document, November 5th, 1931, U.S. Consulate declaration for painting being shipped to the U.S., Letter Signed, May 27, 1930, accepting an upcoming exhibition of his paintings; Letter Signed, July 8, 1930, concerning proposed murals to be commissioned; Letter Signed, July 19, 1930, discussing paintings to be sent and noting that Frida (Kahlo) would like to send works on as well; Autograph Letter Signed, August 19, 1932, mostly concerning Frida, her new technique of painting and her sadness over her inability to have Rivera's child; Autograph Letter Signed, October 13, 1932, concerning his payments due him for the proposed Rockefeller Plaza Murals; Autograph Letter Signed, November 5, 1932, from Detroit, sending a synopsis (in English) signed, concerning the subject matter of the Rockefeller Plaza Murals; Autograph Note Signed, (n.d.), concerning a visit to N.Y. School 55 to view his paintings; KAHLO, FRIDA, Two Autograph Letters Signed, 1932, 1933, the first imploring Flynn to intercede on Rivera's behalf to convince Lady Rockefeller to make her decisions; the second regarding a breakdown of commissions paid, together with a body of material from Francis Flynn Paine, correspondence, photos and other, translations from Spanish to English are provided.
Estimate $12,000-15,000

Keywords

Francis Flynn Paine, Rivera, Paine Mexican Arts Corporation, United States, U.S. Consulate, N.Y. School, Modern painters, Mural