RIVERA, DIEGO

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THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK

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Hardcover, 9 x 10.5 in. / 148 pgs / 110 color.

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PUB DATE 11/30/2011
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Diego Rivera: Murals for The Museum of Modern Art

Published by The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Edited by Leah Dickerman. Text by Anna Indych-Lopez.

Reproduced from <a href="9780870708176.html">Diego Rivera: Murals for the Museum of Modern Art</a>, "Frozen Assets," left, is one of the "portable murals" that Diego Rivera created for his show at The Museum of Modern Art in 1931. In 1931, Diego Rivera was the subject of The Museum of Modern Art's second monographic exhibition, which set new attendance records in its five-week run. The Museum brought Rivera to New York six weeks before the show's opening and gave him on-site studio space. There he produced five “portable murals” --large blocks of frescoed plaster, slaked lime and wood that feature bold images drawn from Mexican subject matter and address themes of revolution and class inequity. After the opening, to great publicity, Rivera added three more murals, now taking on New York subjects through monumental images of the urban working class and the city during the Great Depression. Published in conjunction with an exhibition that brings together key works made for Rivera's 1931 show, this catalogue casts the artist as a highly cosmopolitan figure who traveled between Russia, Mexico and the United States and examines the intersection of artmaking and radical politics in the 1930s. Illustrated with reproductions of each panel as well as related paintings, drawings, prints and documentary photographs, the book's essays investigate the international politics of muralism, Rivera's history with MoMA, the iconography of the portable murals and technical aspects of the artist's working process.
Diego Rivera (1886-1957) was a central figure in the development of Mexican muralism, an ambitious public art initiative intended to relay Mexico's ideals after the Revolution (1910-1920). A highly cosmopolitan artist, Rivera had spent many years in Europe before returning to Mexico in 1921, and in 1927 he traveled to the Soviet Union where he met Alfred Barr, the soon-to-be founding director of The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Rivera's artistic celebrity benefitted from major commissions in the United States, including murals for the Pacific Stock Exchange, the California School of Fine Arts in San Francisco, MoMA and the Detroit Institute of Arts. By the 1930s, he enjoyed an unrivaled status at the center of international debates about public art and politics..

Reproduced from Diego Rivera: Murals for the Museum of Modern Art, "Frozen Assets," left, is one of the "portable murals" that Diego Rivera created for his show at The Museum of Modern Art in 1931.

PRAISE AND REVIEWS

The New Yorker

Peter Schjeldahl

"Diego Rivera: Murals for the Museum of Modern Art", at MOMA, revisits the high tide of the artist's American success. The show reunites three of the five frescoes that Rivera created on portable supports of steel-braced cement, in 1931, for what was the museum's second solo exhibition, the first having been devoted to Matisse. It includes two other frescoes that Rivera made in New York at the time, along with studies and preparatory cartoons, documents and technical analyses.

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CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 2/8/2012

Eat Drink & Think Like... Diego Rivera at 92Y Tribeca

Eat Drink & Think Like... Diego Rivera at 92Y Tribeca
This Sunday, February 12, at 2 pm, 92Y Tribeca will host MoMA curator Leah Dickerman and award-winning chef Roberto Santibańez in the Eat, Drink & Think Like… series, this time honoring Mexican muralist Diego Rivera. continue to blog


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