To complete the Frida Kahlo theme and collection I wanted to paint a few portraits or scenes where Frida and Diego are together.
They needed each other and regardless of the tumultuous relationship could not do without each other.
This large painting is on an art truck, (“acrylic on truck”), often parked in Williamsburg BK on Bedford Avenue on the North Side.
I chose the Industry mural theme for Diego as the backdrop because as a communist he stood up for the people, worker rights, and he appreciated the development of the job industry even though he struggled with the capitalist market aspect. The DIA Detroit Institute of Art director did have major objections when Diego painted the factory workers on theses fresco murals, glorifying the work force.
I also love that the Diego mural represents the world’s first car assembly line built and designed in Detroit, Edsel and Henry Ford.