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    Artist Diego Rivera 1942 Autograph Letter Signed Signed, "Diego Rivera," three pages, 8.25" x 12.75", no place, July 31, 1942. To Mr. Brito Foucher, Rector of the National Autonomous University of Mexico, regarding scaffolding that the muralist had left at the University and requesting its return. There is a handwritten postscript initialed, "DR." Rivera has drawn a diagram of the pieces scaffolding and how they were arranged in the letter. Rivera needed the scaffolding for his frescoes and wall murals. From 1935-1955, he had worked primarily on murals in the National Palace of Mexico. Commissioned in California, he left his scaffolding in Mexico while he went to San Francisco for the Golden Gate Exposition on Treasure Island (1940). The Pan-American frescoes he created in view of spectators displayed the unity of the countries with an Aztec goddess that was half machine (symbolizing American industry) and half human (personifying Mexican beliefs). The Pan American Unity mural is now displayed in the Diego Rivera Theater at the City College of San Francisco. Lightly creased, diagonal crease through "Diego." Folds, horizontal fold through initials. Stains, light stains touch two words of postscript. Lightly soiled at lower right corner of first page. Overall, fine condition. Beautifully and elaborately matted and framed to 49" x 25.5". Accompanied by COA from PSA/DNA.

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