Diego Riviera’s Work Came to the Riviera Maya
And We All Missed It!
Original works by the renowned Mexican painter Diego Rivera visited Playa del Carmen for the first time, in the exposition “Mexican Artists: A Trip Through Culture”, held at the Hyatt hotel on Thursday September 24.
In a historical first, some locals and tourists were given the opportunity to appreciate the work of one of the best muralists in Mexican history. Rivera’s drawings are considered to be a representation of Mexican culture. Together with Frida Kahlo, he formed one of the most important couples in the arts. His work, ideology, and legacy are still recognized internationally in the art world.
Martha Velásquez, cultural promoter for the Ancora company, explained that the five works on display were part of a notebook that belonged to the artist’s daughter, Ruth Riviera.
“This is a one-time opportunity to appreciate the work of these renowned artists. All of the expositions are original and have their certificates of authenticity,” said Ms. Velásquez.
The five drawings by Rivera have not yet been sold. However, they have received rave reviews from the public who came to admire the works of art. Art lovers can even acquire these works but only if their pocketbook permits. In February of this year, “Cantinflas” by Diego Riviera sold for $2.5 million USD.
The collection, which was only displayed in Solidaridad for one day only, continued on its tour through Quintana Roo, with a final stop in Chetumal. Works by José Luis Cuevas, Sebastián, Fernando Andriacci and Rubén Leyva were also displayed. “Quintana Roo locals can access these works of art by Diego Rivera, and see the original work up close.”
The art producer, Martha Velazquez, Ancorá promotes artistic development at a state level, in addition to supporting local artists. Soon, they will offer an oil painting contest with winning artists to take their work to Russia.
For Martha Velásquez, it is a priority to promote spaces for artistic expression, and to position Quintana Roo as a cultural destination.