Holy Saturday

On the day before Easter Sunday, Mexicans strap huge paper maché ‘Judas’ figures with firecrackers, raise them high on ropes and explode them. The scene here is outside a pulquería in Coyoacán, the neighborhood in the south of Mexico City where Diego and Frida lived in the Blue House.

Acquired from the artist
Elsa Kupfershmid, Mexico
Sale: Sotheby’s, May 9, 1980, lot 45, illus. in color
Private collection, New York

Diego Rivera. Catálogo general de obra de caballete, Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, Mexico, 1989, no. 1416, p. 186