Rivera Murals Are Reunited At MoMA

11/11/2011 03:13 pm ET | Updated Jan 11, 2012
  • CAROL VOGEL nytimes.com

When Diego Rivera came to New York from Mexico City in 1931 to paint murals for the Museum of Modern Art, The New Yorker wrote that he liked "the Ghetto, the Savoy dance hall in Harlem, Little Italy, the Pennsylvania and Grand Central stations, and American plumbing."
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2011 Banco de Mexico Diego Rivera & Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, Mexico, D.F./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Five murals Diego Rivera created for MoMA in 1931, including "Frozen Assets," above, are reuniting there.

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A sketch of "Desert Rooftops," by David Brooks, the first of several public art installations to be built on the lot on 46th Street and Eighth Avenue.
Rivera also enjoyed working late into the night in a makeshift studio with no heat (heat would have made the paint dry too quickly) in an empty gallery at the museum.

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