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Man at the Crossroads - Diego Rivera's Mural at Rockefeller Center

By Susana Pliego

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Format: Hardback, 172 pages
Published In: Mexico, 03 November 2013
In 1933, Diego Rivera arrived in New York to paint a mural - Man at the Crossroads - in the Rockefeller Center. A few years before, he had been the second foreign artist to have a solo exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and was at the peak of his fame. However, it was not long before conflicts and disputes arose between the multimillionaire family and the painter. Finally, in February 1934, before the work was finished, it was completely destroyed. Rivera would not paint again in the United States nor would his work be exhibited there for many years. This is the story of that mural and the minute restoration of the sketches he made in preparation for it, now kept at the Anahuacalli Museum, complemented by a great number of letters, photos, and other documents, many of them published for the first time in this fascinating book.
EAN: 9786077663386
ISBN: 6077663387
Publisher: Trilce Ediciones
Dimensions: 42.7 x 27.7 x 2.2 centimetres (2.22 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years

About the Author

Susana Pliego Quijano is a researcher and author of textbooks about Mexican art with a doctorate in art history from the UNAM and a Master s degree in art history from the Harvard Extension School. She is coordinator of the Institute for Museum Leadership and was the curator of the exhibition Diego Rivera: birth of a painter that was held at the Diego Rivera Mural Museum. Hilda Trujillo Soto is the director of the Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo museums; Javier Aranda Luna is a writer and the former arts editor for the weekly Vuelta magazine; and Carlos Enriquez Verdura is the former director of International Cultural Promotion for the National Council for Science and the Arts (Conaculta).

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