See Portrait of America (1934) and Portrait of Mexico (1937), with illustrations by Rivera and text by B. D. Wolfe; autobiography (1960); biographies by P. Marnham (1998) and P. Hamill (1999); study by L. Brenner (1987); Detroit Institute of the Arts, Diego Rivera: A Retrospective (1986).
Distribution of the Land, three mural panels by Diego Rivera, elipsis
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He returned to Mexico in 1981 for a show in the University of Arts and Sciences Museum. As he continued to perfect his style of hyperrealism throughout the 80's and 90's with numerous exhibitions in museums and galleries throughout Mexico, Rivera portrayed dark, anatomic, and sometimes macabre themes. In 2000, Arturo Rivera headlined an exhibit of self-portrait paintings in the Museum of Fine Arts, Mexico City alongside such notable Mexican artists as Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo. In 2003, Arturo Rivera was honored by the Museum of Contemporary Art of Monterrey, Mexico (the MARCO) as one of the Grand Masters of Mexican Art of the 20th century. In 2005, he won First Prize at the Beijing International Art Biennale with the oil painting "Arriving to New York", which is now held by the National Art Museum of China in Beijing.
Now living in Mexico D.F, he continues to show throughout Mexico, Europe, and the Americas and is held in numerous contemporary art museums and private collections throughout the world.