After having painted several murals in the Secretary of Education building in Mexico City, Diego Rivera rescued some images from them for smaller-format lithographs, as in the case of The Boy with the Taco, from1932. The lithograph shows a boy eating a taco while a hairless Mexican dog, or xoloitzcuintle, sits at his feet, waiting eagerly for a scrap.
It is not by chance that Diego included the dog, for he had made a reappraisal of this canine breed, that dates back to pre-Hispanic times, when it played a role not only in everyday life but also in religion and myth. The xoloitzcuintle has been introduced to many parts of the world, but its unique hairlessness never fails to awake interest and curiosity.


  • Title: Children with taco
  • Creator: Diego Rivera
  • Date Created: 1932, 1932
  • Location: México
  • Physical Dimensions: 44.3x31.8cm
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: Banco de México. Fiduciario en el Fideicomiso relativo a los Museos Diego Rivera y Frida Kahlo
  • Medium: Litograph

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