Figure Representing the Red Race, 1932

  • Diego M. Rivera, Mexican, 1886-1957

Charcoal and pigment on three separate sheets of off-white wove paper

  • Framed: Overall: 106 1/4 inches × 19 feet 2 5/8 inches (269.9 cm × 5 m 85.8 cm) Panel 1 (head and hand): 106 1/4 × 86 5/8 inches (269.9 × 220 cm) Panel 2: (hip and hand): 106 1/16 inches × 72 inches (269.4 × 182.9 cm) Panel 3 (feet and fists): 106 × 72 inches (269.2 × 182.9 cm)

Gift of the artist

33.45

Department

Prints, Drawings & Photographs

  • Race (concept)
  • Drawing (image-making)
  • Charcoal
  • Pigment
  • Wove paper
  • Woman
  • Drawing
  • Nude
  • Detroit
  • Hands (animal or human components)

Provenance

the artist, Diego Rivera; 1933-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Published References

Downs, Linda, and Ellen Sharp. Diego Rivera: A Retrospective. Exh. cat., Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 1986, pp. 211-213, cat. no. 208 (fig. 163).

Rights Status

ARS represents the Bank of Mexico on Rivera and Kahlo’s works of art with a few exceptions. Our murals are one of the exceptions and they are in public domain when published in the United States.

Diego M. Rivera, Figure Representing the Red Race, 1932, charcoal and pigment on three separate sheets of off-white wove paper. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of the artist, 33.45.