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  • ICAA Record ID
    747566
    TITLE
    Diego Rivera no toma en serio la protesta : decorará, por lo tanto, la Bolsa de Valores de Los Angeles, California
    IN
    El Universal : El gran diario de México (México, D. F., México). -- Sep. 25, 1930
    DESCRIPTION
    p. 1, 7
    LANGUAGES
    Spanish
    TYPE AND GENRE
    Newspaper article – Reviews
    BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
    El Universal: El gran diario de México (Mexico City)." Diego Rivera no toma en serio la protesta: Decorará, por lo tanto, la Bolsa de Valores de Los Angeles, California." September 25, 1970. 1, 7.
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Synopsis

This article describes Diego Rivera’s reaction to the protests voiced by California artists who were adamantly opposed to inviting him to paint murals at the Los Angeles Stock Exchange. Rivera briefly outlines three of his reasons for not taking the protest seriously, mentioning that he has been expelled from the Communist Party and has retired from all political activity. Rivera adds that he now devotes all his time to painting.  

Annotations

This article quotes the response from Diego Rivera (1886-1957) to the California artists who opposed the idea of commissioning him to paint murals at the Los Angeles Stock Exchange. The article is confusing, since Rivera did not paint any murals in Los Angeles though he did paint one at the San Francisco Stock Exchange Luncheon Club in 1931. This commission generated a well-known controversy among American artists from both ends of the political spectrum. Those seeking more information should refer to the article “Entre la hoz y el martillo” [“Between the Sickle and the Hammer”] published in El Machete (Jan-Feb 1932), or the book edited by Raquel Tibol Arte y política: Diego Rivera (Mexico City: Grijalbo, 1979), 436. 

Researcher
Leticia Torres
Team
CURARE, Espacio crítico para las artes, Mexico City, Mexico
Location
Instituto de Investigaciones Bibliográficas : Biblioteca Nacional/Hemeroteca Nacional. México D.F., México