Rivera's Detroit Murals Now US National Landmark

Abby Zimet

commondreams.org, April 29, 2014

Multiple irony alert: The fabulous Detroit Industry murals celebrating the city’s labor force painted in the 1930s by Mexican artist Diego Rivera – works once dubbed “un-American” and “detestable” due to Rivera’s Marxist politics and populist insistence that art belonged to the public – have been declared a national historic landmark.






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