365 Days of Art: May 12 – Diego Fired from Second Commission in a Week

Diego Rivera, Man at the Crossroads (destroyed), 1933

May 12, 1933

It’s a rough week for Diego Rivera; three days after being fired from the Rockefeller Center murals in New York for his insistence on celebrating Communism in the artwork, Diego receives a telegram cancelling his commission at the Chicago World’s Fair.