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Oscar Leblanc interviews Diego Rivera about the destruction of the mural that Rivera painted at the Rockefeller Center in New York. Leblanc asks Rivera about his reaction to the news, and questions him about the terms of the contract, since it had been suggested that Rivera took advantage of Rockefeller’s trust. Leblanc ends the interview by asking Rivera if he thinks his mural has been permanently destroyed. The painter responds at length to all the questions.
An article from the United Press is attached to the interview. It explains that nearly one hundred artists, members of the Consejo de la Sociedad Americana de Pintores, Escultores y Grabadores [Board of the American Society of Painters, Sculptors, and Engravers], withdrew their work from the Municipal Art Exhibition that was to happen at the Rockefeller Center in protest against the destruction of Rivera’s mural. The article notes that the exhibition itself was also cancelled as a gesture of protest.