Detroit Industry North Wall Bookmark
2¼ x 7¼ in. decorative bookmark
Attractively packaged in a plastic sleeve for protection
Published with the Detroit Institute of Arts
Diego Rivera (Mexican, 1886–1957)
Detroit Industry, North Wall (detail), 1932–1933
(Production and manufacture of engine and transmission)
Diego Rivera (Mexican, 1886–1957) was commissioned by the Detroit Institute of Arts, with funds from Edsel Ford (the son of automaker Henry Ford), to paint the walls of the institute’s garden court. Rivera studied workers at the Ford plant in nearby Dearborn to produce the murals, twenty-seven panels that Rivera completed in eleven months, April 1932–March 1933. The massive work is considered the finest example of a Mexican muralist’s work in the United States, and Rivera thought the Detroit murals to be his most successful work.