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Photographs related to Diego Rivera's fresco "Nightmare of War, Dream of Peace,", 1952

Photographs related to Diego Rivera's fresco "Nightmare of War, Dream of Peace,", 1952

Greenhouse, Wendy, 1955-

Curator, Art historian

Collection Information

Size: 3 photographic prints : b&w: 8.89 cm X 8.89 cm

1 photographic print: col. 7.62 cm X 7.62 cm

Summary: Four photographs of Diego Rivera's portable fresco "Nightmare of War, Dream of Peace" 1952, now missing. One photograph of Rivera at work on the fresco; one of Frida Kahlo in a wheelchair, posing for the fresco; one of a segment of the fresco; and one color snapshot of Rivera and Kahlo with the work in progress, dated "week of April 7, 1952." Photographer unknown.

Provenance

Donated 2003 by Wendy Greenhouse who found the photographs among the papers of her deceased great-aunt Henrietta Leonard Feith. Ms. Greenhouse did not know if her great-aunt had any contact with Diego Rivera or how she acquired the photographs.

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