Art: Rivera in Reforma

Into the still unopened Hotel Reforma, soon to be one of Mexico City's swankest, burst swart, baggy-breeched Diego de Rivera at the head of a group of 20 gesticulating young men. Before they could commit much of a nuisance, alarmed neighbors summoned police who questioned Rivera and his loudest companions, found that the group was fortified with not one but five revolvers.

Probably the ablest, certainly the best known living fresco painter is paunchy Diego Rivera, twice a member of the Communist Party, once expelled for disobedience. Because the owner of the Hotel Reforma,...

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