Source: SF Examiner http://www.sfexaminer.com/historic-diego-rivera-mural-ready-move-ccsf/
Historic Diego Rivera mural ready to move at CCSF
By Michael Barba on April 16, 2017 1:00 am
In 1940, Diego Rivera stood on a ladder with a pistol in each pocket and painted a mural for City College of San Francisco. He was in front of an audience in an aircraft hanger on Treasure Island, fearing for his life after the recent assassination of his friend, Marxist Leon Trotsky.
On large slabs of wet plaster, Rivera painted indigenous Mexican craftsmen and gold-miners in the U.S. He painted an Aztec deity and an auto plant stamping machine. He painted life and death. (more…)