The Resource At the crossroads : Diego Rivera and his patrons at MoMA, Rockefeller Center, and the Palace of Fine Arts, Catha Paquette

At the crossroads : Diego Rivera and his patrons at MoMA, Rockefeller Center, and the Palace of Fine Arts, Catha Paquette

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At the crossroads : Diego Rivera and his patrons at MoMA, Rockefeller Center, and the Palace of Fine Arts
Title
At the crossroads
Title remainder
Diego Rivera and his patrons at MoMA, Rockefeller Center, and the Palace of Fine Arts
Statement of responsibility
Catha Paquette
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Artist
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Language
eng
Summary
Collaborations during the Great Depression between the Mexican artist and Communist activist Diego Rivera and institutions in the United States and Mexico were fraught with risk, as the artist occasionally deviated from course, serving and then subverting his patrons. Catha Paquette investigates controversies surrounding Rivera's retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, his Rockefeller Center mural Man at the Crossroads, and the Mexican government's commissioning of its reconstruction at the Palace of Fine Arts in Mexico City. She proposes that both the artist and his patrons were using art for extraordinary purposes, leveraging clarity and ambiguity to weigh in on debates concerning labor policies and speech rights; relations between the United States, Mexico, and the Soviet Union; and the viability of capitalism, communism, and socialism. Rivera and his patrons' shared interest in images of labor-a targeted audience-made cooperative ventures possible. In recounting Rivera's shifts in strategy from collaboration/exploitation to antagonism/conflict, Paquette highlights the extent to which the artist was responding to politico-economic developments and facilitating alignment / realignment among leftist groups for and against Stalin. Although the artwork that resulted from these instances of patronage had the potential to serve conflicting purposes, Rivera's images and the protests that followed the destruction of the Rockefeller Center mural were integral to a surge in oppositional expression that effected significant policy changes in the United States and Mexico
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TxU/DLC
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Paquette, Catha
Dewey number
759.972
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
ND 259 .R5 P37 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1886-1957
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Rivera, Diego
  • Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)
  • Rockefeller Center
  • Palacio de Bellas Artes (Mexico City, Mexico)
Series statement
Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long series in Latin American and Latino art and culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rivera, Diego
  • Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)
  • Rockefeller Center
  • Palacio de Bellas Artes (Mexico City, Mexico)
  • Rivera, Diego
  • Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)
  • Palacio de Bellas Artes (Mexico City, Mexico)
  • Rockefeller Center
  • Painters
  • Modernism (Art)
  • Artists and museums
  • Art patronage
  • Art
  • Art and society
  • Art and society
  • Art
  • Art patronage
  • Artists and museums
  • Modernism (Art)
  • Painters
  • Mexico
Label
At the crossroads : Diego Rivera and his patrons at MoMA, Rockefeller Center, and the Palace of Fine Arts, Catha Paquette
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-308) and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
New York's Museum of Modern Art -- Rockefeller Center -- Mexico City's Palace of Fine Arts
Dimensions
27 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xix, 324 pages
Isbn
9781477310885
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2015050082
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40026808897
System control number
  • (OCoLC)934278222
  • (OCoLC)ocn934278222
Label
At the crossroads : Diego Rivera and his patrons at MoMA, Rockefeller Center, and the Palace of Fine Arts, Catha Paquette
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-308) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
New York's Museum of Modern Art -- Rockefeller Center -- Mexico City's Palace of Fine Arts
Dimensions
27 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xix, 324 pages
Isbn
9781477310885
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2015050082
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40026808897
System control number
  • (OCoLC)934278222
  • (OCoLC)ocn934278222

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