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    Diego Rivera Typed Letter Signed. Two pages, 8.5" x 11", Mexico, June 25, 1957. Considered by many to be Mexico's greatest artist, Rivera was a fresco painter whose modernist art is firmly rooted in Mexican tradition and myth, Rivera attempted to shape a sense of national, socialist identity with his often politically underscored works. Although Rivera gained fame in the United States, one of his murals which hung in the Rockefeller Center in New York was replaced because it included a portrait of Lenin. Rivera is most remembered for his large murals, vitality and charm. This letter is written on personal stationery, and reads in part: "To Art (magazine) and all artists and men of culture in the world. My dear Sir: I address myself to you to ask that your voice and the authority of your position, reinforce the demand, in the name of everything in the world that signifies culture, beauty, joy, and peace, for the immediate suspension of the thermonuclear and atomic bomb tests, since their continuation only can result in a general war with the consequent destruction of humanity...give a breathing spell in which men can recover their reason and arrive at an accord of the whole world for the prohibition of the manufacture and use of the thermonuclear weapon for the collective destruction of humanity. In the name of human solidarity, I am, Sincerely Yours...". Fine condition, with original envelope.

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