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Diego Rivera Murals, Detroit | by Martin Beek
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Diego Rivera Murals, Detroit

The Detroit Industry fresco cycle was conceived by Mexican muralist Diego Rivera (1886–1957) as a tribute to the city's manufacturing base and labour force of the 1930s. Rivera completed the twenty-seven panel work in eleven months, from April 1932 to March 1933. It is considered the finest example of Mexican mural art in the United States of America, and the artist thought it the best work of his career. I have taken shots of some of the lower details of the cycle that interested me.


Rivera was a Marxist who believed that art belonged on public walls rather than in private galleries.

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Taken on July 20, 2014