Detroit Industry, North Wall, 1932-1933

  • Diego M. Rivera, Mexican, 1886-1957

Fresco

  • Image (upper register, left side): 101 1/2 inches × 84 inches (257.8 × 213.4 cm) Image (upper register, center panel): 106 inches × 45 feet (269.2 cm × 13 m 71.6 cm) Image (upper register, right side): 101 1/2 inches × 84 inches (257.8 × 213.4 cm) Image (middle register, left side): 26 3/4 inches × 73 inches (67.9 × 185.4 cm) Image (middle register, center panel): 52 1/4 inches × 45 feet (132.7 cm × 13 m 71.6 cm) Image (middle register, right side): 26 3/4 inches × 73 inches (67.9 × 185.4 cm) Image (lower panel): 17 feet 8 1/2 inches × 45 feet (5 m 39.8 cm × 13 m 71.6 cm)

Gift of Edsel B. Ford

33.10.N

On View

  • Rivera Court C200

Department

American Art before 1950

  • Industry
  • Scientists
  • Medicine
  • Coal
  • Iron
  • Gas masks
  • Bombs
  • Frescoes
  • Murals
  • Child
  • Automobile
  • Mural
  • Plants, chemical industry
  • Frescoes
  • Race
  • Mexican muralism
  • Detroit
  • Dearborn

Signed and dated, upper center register right side panel, lower right corner: Diego Rivera Nov 29, 1932 Signed and dated, lower center panel, lower left corner on machinery: Diego Rivera 1-3-33

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

Vida Americana: Mexican Muralists Remake American Art, 1925-1945. Exh. cat., Whitney Museum of American Art. New Haven, 2020, pp. 96, 98-99 (ill.) pl. 53; pp. 208-210, (ill.) (fig. 1); (det. ill. cover). Coffey, Mary K. Orozco's American Epic: Myth, History, and the Melancholy of Race. Durham and London, 2020, pp. 169-176, p. 173 (repr.) (fig. 3.25); p. 174 (det. repr. fig. 3.26). Moving Pictures: The Detroit Industry Murals by Diego Rivera. London, BBC4, 2020 (digital audio file) https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000pm01 (Released November 23, 2020). O'Sullivan, Lucy. Visual Culture 3. Diego Rivera and Juan Rulfo: Post-Revolutionary Body Politics 1922-1965. Cambridge: Legenda, 2022, pp. 125-127, p. 126 (fig. 3.2, ill.).

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.

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