Custom designed for the Detroit Institute of Arts!
This roomy tote bag features a vignette from Diego M. Rivera’s Detroit Industry murals on a front panel and is paired with a steely grey-toned full grain leather, topped with long, slender straps that slip comfortably over the shoulder. This enriched leather provides a smooth, tight, and supple hand; the softness increases over time.
The artwork is reduced to a series of shapes and colors adding a pictorial element, remaining modern and sleek with a touch of industrial chic. Produced using the finest quality reproduction techniques now available on leather goods along with the smoothest canvas ensures a crisp and lasting image.
One exterior pocket measuring 10.75 inches across and 7.5 inches deep can handle larger mobile devices, sunglasses, a scarf and other items. The large interior is roomy enough for a thirteen-inch laptop, tablet and other everyday items.
Diego Rivera was commissioned by the Detroit Institute of Arts, with funds from Edsel Ford (the son of automaker Henry Ford), to paint the walls of the institute's garden court. Rivera studied workers at the Ford plant in nearby Dearborn to produce the murals, twenty-seven panels that Rivera completed in eleven months, April 1932—March 1933. The massive work is considered the finest example of the Mexican muralist's work in the United States and Rivera himself thought the Detroit murals to be his most successful work.
On April 23, 2014, the Detroit Industry murals were given National Historic Landmark Status.
Dimensions: W 13 x H 14 x D 5 inches (Interior capacity: extra-large); 9 inch strap drop
Archival Ink on Full Grain Leather
Hardware: Magnetic tab closure covered in Full Grain Leather
About the Artwork:
Diego M. Rivera (Mexican, 1886 - 1957)
Detroit Industry Murals, 1932-1933
Gift of Edsel B. Ford