Detroit Industry: East Wall

Diego M. Rivera Mexican, 1886 - 1957

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About the Artwork

Detroit Industry: East Wall

1932-1933

Diego M. Rivera

1886 - 1957

Mexican

Unknown

Fresco

Image (upper register, left side): 101 1/2 × 84 inches (257.8 × 213.4 cm) Image (upper register, right side): 101 1/2 × 84 inches (257.8 × 213.4 cm) Image (lower register, left side): 26 7/8 × 73 inches (68.3 × 185.4 cm) Image (lower register, center panel): 52 1/2 inches × 26 feet 1 1/2 inches (133.4 cm × 7 m 96.3 cm) Image (lower register, right side): 26 7/8 × 73 inches (68.3 × 185.4 cm)

Paintings

American Art before 1950

Gift of Edsel B. Ford

33.10.E

ARS represents the Bank of Mexico on Rivera and Kahlo’s works of art with a few exceptions. Our murals are one of the exceptions and they are in public domain when published in the United States.

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1933-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

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Coffey, Mary K. Orozco's American Epic: Myth, History, and the Melancholy of Race. Durham and London, 2020, pp. 169-176, p. 170 (repr.) (fig. 3.22).

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Diego M. Rivera, Detroit Industry: East Wall, 1932-1933, fresco. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Edsel B. Ford, 33.10.E.

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