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Detroit Industry, West Wall, 1932-1933

  • Diego M. Rivera, Mexican, 1886-1957

Fresco

  • Image (upper register, left side): 101 1/2 × 84 inches (257.8 × 213.4 cm) Image (upper register, center panel): 101 1/2 inches × 26 feet 1 1/2 inches (257.8 cm × 7 m 96.3 cm) Image (upper register, right side): 101 1/2 × 84 inches (257.8 × 213.4 cm) Image (middle register, left side): 26 7/8 inches × 73 inches (68.3 × 185.4 cm) Image (middle register, center panel): 52 1/2 inches × 26 feet 1 1/2 inches (133.4 cm × 7 m 96.3 cm) Image (middle register, right side): 26 7/8 inches × 73 inches (68.3 × 185.4 cm) Image (lower register, left side): 17 feet × 66 1/2 inches (5 m 18.2 cm × 168.9 cm) Image (lower register, right side): 17 feet × 67 inches (5 m 18.2 cm × 170.2 cm)

Gift of Edsel B. Ford

33.10.W

Signed and dated, lower left panel left side, on machinery: Diego Rivera | Feb 1933

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

Coffey, Mary K. Orozco's American Epic: Myth, History, and the Melancholy of Race. Durham and London, 2020, pp. 169-176, p. 171 (repr.) (fig. 3.23).

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, West Wall, 1932-1933, fresco. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Edsel B. Ford, 33.10.W.