Name: Rivera Paintings - Paris

Date:  1951 - 1975

Location:  Central America and the Caribbean

SubjectPolitical/Economic/Social Opinion


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Artist: Diego Rivera

Confronting Bodies: Mexican government

Date of Action: 1952

Specific Location: Mexico

Description of Artwork: The painting in question depicted Joseph Stalin and Mao Tse Tung and saints.

Description of Incident: This painting was to be included in a Mexican art exhibition in Paris. The Mexican government did not approve of the piece and chose to exclude it from the exhibition.

Results of Incident: Rivera's painting was withdrawn from the exhibition.

Source: "Art Censorship", Clapp

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